Saturday, 23 May 2015

Crick Show: Day 1

Just a quick update, partly because the Internet signal is so bad here, and partly because I haven't taken any photos today.

I went across to the show site and met Andy the photographer at 8.30, and we made a start on looking at boats for the twenty reviews. Adrian followed a bit later and collected a new starter battery from Wharf House chandlery, then took it back to the boat and fitted it.  By the end of the day, we'd looked at 18 narrowboats by 16 different builders.

We've met and chatted with a whole host of people during the day, including Helen and Andy from Wand'rin Bark and Wildside Preserves, and Sandra and Barry from Areandare, the Homebrew Boat; the owners of various boat test boats; a chap called Mark who corresponds with me regularly on twitter; and bloggers including the Halfies.  In fact, we met so many people making our way back towards the end of the show that it took the best part of an hour and a half to get from one side of the marina to another.

This evening, we decided to have dinner on board, then went back over to the show site to see what was going on at the beer tent.  We happened to spot Al and Del from Derwent6, who were visiting with their friends, and spent a good time catching up with them, and watching the band Murphy's Marbles.

All in all, it's been a pretty good day.

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