Kindly visiting from around the globe, a group of barge agents, on a short cruise from Vincelles to Auxerre. Wined and dined in the evening in celebration of 50 years of barging, a speech by the man who started it all, Richard Parsons, aptly joined by his son George who was helping us out on the Luciole.
Some major changes on the Luciole; moving of the stair case to create more room in the saloon, new passenger bathrooms in the stern and new crew cabins in the bow. A mammoth effort by all to get her ready on time, of which we are extremely grateful to all the effort put in.
Dinner was then served for 32 in a hotel on the quay. A lovely evening shared by old and new faces. We thank those who joined us and those who helped out.
Barge agents cruising into Auxerre
Richard Parsons, his right hand man, son George.