|The canal de Bourgogne.|
Unfortunately, the previously mentionedpeniche or barge (please scroll down to earlier today)has nothing to do with us. However, after brunch with us yesterday, my sister (-in-law) and a group of American friends were driven to a similar specimen to begin their one-week cruise down the Canal de Bourgogne (Burgundy).
This voyage is part of their bucket list. They’ve already done the safari, the trip by boat to Alaska, the Galapagos Islands and, oh, yes, the trip around the world. In other words, they’ve checked quite a few things off their list. If you’re curious about the accommodations and the itinerary, click here and follow the directory.
|Very similar to the salon on their peniche.|
|You see what I mean about the cabins.|
From the brochure I saw explaining the voyage and the pictures, we’re talking major luxury travel. Only four couples, each cabin is basically a suite with bath, “gourmet” meals, open bar (I guess that means 24/7), side trips along the way to visit historical sites and, of course, vineyards. Lots of wine was also promised, beginning with Champagne the instant their feet hit the deck.
After perusing their program and sending them off with kisses, we drove back to the country and the minute our feet hit home base we had a flute of Champagne. Yes we did.