Unfortunately, several boats had already turned up and we were hemmed in by Pentland so couldn't escape the strimmers. The visiting boats had been warned and as a gesture of goodwill, I cleaned every boats cabin side and gunwales of the strimmings. Our own though being below a steep bank got the worst of it. Took an hour to clean the sides, roof, cratch cover and gunwales as the sun had well and truly baked the grass to the hull.
So today most of the work party arrived to start the big push to get everything ship shape for the rally. Ian headed down the towpath to put up the no mooring signs and to allocate the zones.
|Trying to remove a boulder.|
|Boats already arrived but not in their allocated mooring.|
|Roland on the sander|
|Michael painting the lock beam|
|Chesterfields 'cuckoo' boat Dawn Rose next to nb Python. Dawn Rose and Historic boat Bath will take the band from Anchor Bridge to Langley Bridge lock for the opening ceremony at the start of the rally.|
And seen lurking near the bank