|Captain Ahab and Helen's Jam Butty in place for the start of the festival on Saturday.|
|Polly made a grab for Ian just as we were leaving.|
|Not sure if his expression is one of panic or joy!|
So this morning...........What a shame. Our worse fears were realised as the rain arrived in the wee hours and continued all day. It wasnt until late afternoon that a glimmer of something brighter was seen on the horizon. Turnout was low and trading slow at the stalls. With one exception, the tea room. It was my rota shift and with Sheila we were kept busy dishing out hot liquid refreshment and cake all morning.
|Site was open but hardly anyone about.|
|Andy and Helen seemed to have generated some interest in their preserves.|
|Trust boat moored in the lock|
|Not much interest here until later in the afternoon.|
|Get your ball in the loo to win a prize!|
|It's the human fruit machine.|
|Richard Parry in a dark blue jumper|
|Ian Lane Area manager in his C&RT shirt.|
|Had time now to partake of the pig race. On your marks...... get set..........|
|Pig 7 won. Just happened to be Ian's so won half the stake money. All of £4|
|Richard Parry trying his luck at the human fruit machine.|
|Sheila pouring the tea with Ann, (taking the afternoon duty)|
|Blue boat appeared in the distance.|
It was a good job no boat was next to us, as the Trust boat could squeeze in allowing the other boat to pass. He then reversed back into the lock to ascend and resumed where he left off, showing the public around.
More entertainment tonight this time by Shady Band. Another mix of our sort of music, 60's and 70's so should be a good night.