Welcome to the 60th (diamond) edition of the Go Barging Newsletter.
As the dark nights start to draw in, many of you are probably already making travel plans for next year. So if you are considering a barge cruise in 2009, we hope this issue will whet your appetite and help you decide which of Europe’s beautiful inland waterways to choose. Perhaps our Special Offer will help too!
We are very pleased to include an article written by one of our favourite clients, John D. Smith, who with his family, has chartered both L'Impressionniste and Scottish Highlander in recent years. John sets himself the difficult task of trying to decide which was his “best ever” cruise.
There is also an article written by journalist Michael O’Flaherty about a week he spent in early July cruising the waterways of Provence & the Camargue aboard L’Impressionniste. He obviously enjoyed it.
If you are a golfer who is tempted by the idea of combining a few rounds on some of the South of France’s most attractive golf courses with a cruise along the Canal du Midi, have a look at Barging News. In response to popular demand, we have created a special itinerary for the cruise aboard Anjodi departing on 30th August 2009. There is also news of wine appreciation charter cruises we are offering in France for 2009 and an exciting refit project aboard L’Art de Vivre.
We are receiving
more and more requests for our wide range of themed cruises e.g. wine
appreciation, cycling, Venice regattas, so please look through the Theme Cruise Guide on our website and if any of the itineraries appeal, contact us for availability.
And finally, in our competition, we can't
offer you diamonds, but we do have 5 copies of chef Rick Stein's new
book 'Coast to Coast' to give away'.
I look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to drop us an email with any comments about The Lock-Keeper, or indeed anything else – it’s always good to hear from you. I hope to see you at our website, www.gobarging.com where you can find out all about GoBarging and keep up to date with the latest barging news.
With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.
Derek Banks - Chairman and Barge skipper