It is over.
I have had a wonderful time. The crew left on the 1600 train and I am now waiting for boating friends to go out for an end of festival meal together. All around us the boats are gradually leaving to make their way home and the IWA workers (all volunteers) are breaking camp.
It was really a fun weekend. Already I have been told that there are more boats booked in for next year than the pool can accommodate. After this experience, we will certainly be back next year, wherever we have to moor.
Well done IWA.
AND we had the priviledge of being moored next to the winning 'best boat in show'!
I now wait for a new crew member to join me for the trip back to Banbury. Probably up the Thames.
While I am waiting I have just recharged the stern tube greaser: life goes on.
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