Welcome to the October edition of the Lock-keeper, our 40th edition and still going strong!
As we come towards the end of another year, we begin reflecting on the past months, the happiness of new additions to the fleet and sad moments as we say "au revoir" to two of our old friends, Rosa and Meanderer.
The year ahead looks very exciting with more new relationships on the horizon, boosting our portfolio to nine countries and re-introducing Bordeaux back into our repertoire. More of that in future editions of The Lock-keeper.
This month's edition has plenty of variety, starting with a trip along the Shannon on the Shannon Princess II with Graham Howe from South Africa who cruised with us earlier this year. We lift the lid on how to take the stress out of family holidays, compare the beautiful Italianate gardens of the Loire and Thames valley and give you the results of last month's Burgundy wine book competition. A new trilogy of festive season articles begins with an article on Hogmanay.
In this edition, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the gracious lady of the Thames, the 11 passenger Actief, with a special cruise discount offer for 2007 and a competition to win a cruise for two on board Actief in 2007.
With all this to look forward to, why not sit back with a relaxing drink, put your feet up for a few minutes and read the GoBarging Lock-keeper news!
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....
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Barging through Ireland
Happy Birthday Actief
Wine Book Winners
Actief cruise competition
Chateaux and Stately Homes
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