21st - 28th May 2017
The Luciole was honoured to welcome back Gordon with his lovely wife and nieces, along with three amazing ladies travelling from America (via Spain) with stories a plenty. English gent, John also returned and last but not least Eduard and Tana, who made up the party.
We have Tana to thank for her poem!
Ode to the 'Luciole'
Once long ago to John and Penny, There came amazing inspiration, With which hearts and hands a-many, Led to Barge Luciole's creation.
Francisco poached from The Batobus With the rest of the crew, looks after us. With consummate skill he steers the boat, Through locks and shallows keeping afloat.
Keen of the eye and handy too, There's nothing Ian cannot do. Being Cisco's right-hand guide, Swabbing, polishing, helping us ride.
Tour guide Andy's a dapper fellow, With twinkling eyes and humour mellow, With knowledge of history, architecture, wine and cheese, Though he's not so good on flowers and trees!
And back at the boat, why, here comes Kimberley! Nobody serves us quite so nimbly! With her sunny smile, no-one is quicker, To offer us coffee, tea and liquor!
Noami, too, with charm and grace, Quietly moves about the place. Seeing that every need is met, Both above and below the deck.
Then Jade, the chef extraordinaire She plies us with amazing fare. Every meal a taste sensation, A paragon of degustation!
So please, don't think it just platitude, When we express our heartfelt gratitude. For in our hearts and memory, This trip, with you, will always be.
Hotel barge Luciole
Cruising since 1976
Phone: 00 44 1625 576880
From USA: 011 44 1625 576880
23 Adlington Road, Bollington
SK10 5JT England
1-2 Quai de la Republique, Auxerre