This posting is long overdue, I'm afraid.
|"Mimas" - Superbly restored wooden "Big Ricky" boat.|
|Near "text book" turn out from the marina at Ladder Bridge.|
|Rather less "text book" from "President" and "Kildare".|
|Immaculate "Ibex" and my brother Pete's old butty "Angel".|
|"Vesta" - The boat I'd love to own, if I didn't have "Sickle".|
|Large crowd on "Chertsey" - I hope nobody needed a loo!|
Anyway the next day it was obvious that our "cluster" of boats owners had decided they were definitely going out that morning, because when they saw other boats moving off that had already been around yesterday, they didn't wait for instructions to go, and engines were hastily started, as we all tried to join the "fun".
|Cath photographs her Dad (Photo: Sarah Hale)|
|I even look fairly relaxed. (Photo: Sarah Hale)|
|Still looking relaxed! (Photo David Schweizer).|
|Cath's Dad makes it on board. (Photo: David Schweizer)|
As the last few shots prove, others recorded our "Braunston" rather better than we did, so my thanks to Sarah, David and Tim for letting us use some of their images here.
|A bit of clear water for once! (Photo: Tim Lewis).|
Tim Lewis' photo collection.
Increasingly too, much of it gets captured on video. Some canal videos that get published can be of questionable quality, but Mike Askin, (owner of "Victoria"), always puts together some compilations that well capture the spirit.....
Mostly the loaded Joshers
The other boats (but sadly no Sickle, this time).