welcome to the May edition of the lock-keeper.
We are cruising towards the summer here in Europe. All the trees and flowers are in bloom, the temperatures are rising and the European Waterways GoBarging season is well and truly underway.
We have had some good feedback already, from one of our regulars and a past contributor to the Lockkeeper. Les Furnanz writes;
"The cruise was incredible! I'm planning to send you an article on the experience that you can use in future.
I must say that the Provence/Camargue/Pays d'Oc cruise that L'Impressionniste makes is a total complement to La Belle Epoque's Canal Nivernais cruise. The two cruises are so different, yet each is so perfect. My wife Rita and I felt the major highlights of our L'Impressionniste cruise were Avignon, Arles, Aigues Mortes, the Camargue's flamingos and wild horses, the Canal du Midi, and Agde. Captain Roger and his staff, including the staff-in-training, were first rate."
Thanks Les, and coincidentally in this issue we have a story by another L'Impressionniste traveller extolling the delights of a cruise on this magnificent barge.
We also have some exciting news which we have had to keep secret until now.
Top seafood chef and TV celebrity Rick Stein has a new book out and a TV series to follow later in the Year. Rick embarked on a "French Odyssey", a trip of culinary discovery across France from Bordeaux to Marseille, travelling by barge along the Canal du Midi, with European Waterways of course..!
Read about the trip below, and enter our May competition to win a signed copy of Rick's book.
We announce the winner of our Scottish Highlander cruise and complete this edition with some News items.
I look forward to hearing from you, and seeing you at our website, where you can find out all about GoBarging and keep up to date with the latest news as it breaks....
please read on and welcome aboard,
Derek Banks - Chairman and Barge skipper
in this issue:
Rick Stein's French Odyssey
April cruise winner
(please note that past competitions are now closed)
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