About 15 years ago my late husband and I sailed on the Thames on a barge from Windsor to Oxford. It was an eight-passenger vessel, but only six were on board.
Our fellow passengers were a couple of retired British military officers and a couple from Kentucky. The weather delightful and while our cabin was small, it was a great week of great vistas, great conversations (lasting ’til late at night,) and marvelous food and drink..
At the end of the month a friend and I will sail on the barge L’Impressioniste, through the canals of Burgundy. I am looking forward to it. European Waterways (www.gobarging.com) is the same firm which organized the Thames trip, and this itinerary looks lovely.
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