Monday, 15 May 2017

7th - 13th May 2017

A delightful group of Canadian (NOT to be confused with American!), British and actual American guests graced us with their company this week on board the Luciole. A mixture of glorious local beers on a sunny deck and cups of hot, frothy cappuccinos during cool April showers made for a varied yet thoroughly enjoyable week.

Many a joyful late evening tale was shared among guests and even crew over candlelit dinner and wine this week, with each crew member being put in the ‘hot seat’ as our intrigued guests asked us a hundred (of course welcomed!) questions. Thank you for being so nosey, we appreciated it!

Don exchanged humorous tales with chef Jade on his time working on cruise ships, and Lily a Canadian author spiced things up with her stories and writing. Laughter filled the saloon from morning until evening, thank you to all for a very pleasant, humorous week on board, you will be missed!

Super relaxed and convivial dining on the Luciole


The Luciole, moored beneath the Roches de Saussois

Sunday, 7 May 2017

23rd - 29th April 2017

The Luciole welcomed aboard Americans and British for the second cruise of our season. The Gallé family, with their perfectly behaved children Felix and Cicely were a pleasure to have on board too. Oh what a fabulous fossil you found in the vineyard Felix, a full oyster shell. A remarkable treasure to find.

Jade our chef, with us for a second year, cooked up a storm, catering for a variety of dietary requests, early teas youngsters and sandwiches for the intrepid bikers, Mary and Jenny. 



Salmon, steeped in beetroot juices, garnished with parsnip crisp


Oh the bikers!  Mary and Jenny, your enthusiasm to explore and go further into the depths was so admirable.  Mary, Queen of Pedal - I only wish I was as fit you. Even the Fosse Dione, in Tonnerre was graced by your presence. That is really called 'going the full distance' ladies, the rest of us were full of admiration.



Friends and friendship on the Luciole