Friday, 20 August 2010

Friday 20 Aug 2010

It was a good job I moved the car down to near the boat yesterday afternoon as the rain just got heavier. We drove down to The Bridge Inn where we met Chard and Caroline for an enjoyable meal, two of us having buffalo burger, one vegetarian and one Sea Bass. followed by apple crumble,bread and butter pudding and cheese cake. This with two and a half pint of bitter, two pints of Guinness and two soft drinks came out at £72.
After the meal we retired to nb. Bruizer for coffee before returning to Harnser, again parking by the bridge.
Before turning in for the night I had to slacken our ropes and push us away from the side so we were afloat again.

This morning we woke to sunshine but unfortunately it soon changed to cloud but not rain. We took the car down to Napton Post Office and then the Folly where we were asked if we would set out all the "No Parking" cones down Folly Lane, about 40 of them. We then took the car back to the moorings and walked back to the boat for an early lunch.

We wandered back down to the Folly in the afternoon to see if we could assist with anything but Graham had it all well under control so apart from carrying a few odds and ends there was nothing for us to due.

The event opened shortly after 5 with a bugler followed by a few words from JJ's mum and an opening speech by the local MP to is very favourable to the inland waterways and BW moving forward or sideways.

The entertainment was in 50 minute slots and this format will continue through the weekend with onsite catering which included a veggie stand,Napton Buffalo burgers and Buffalo ice cream, Hog roast and Chilli bar.We had one shower of rain just prior to the opening but the rest of the evening stayed fine.

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