A lot of changes along the canal were seen for the first time, repairs to banks, locks and barrages. However the Nivernais still remains its old self and pilot Francisco did not let his rustiness show as we cruised.
Dan the chef has made the kitchen his home and slaved away, producing very tasty food. Being Australian, snails were a new challenge, but he pulled it off! The hostesses were trained in as if they had done it for years thanks to Fi and hard work from Penny pulling everything together.
A great start and a great atmosphere onboard. May it continue for the rest of the season.