Day one of the Crick Show. The Boaters' Christian Fellowship stand is in the usual marquee but in a slightly different place. It's a corner position and we think it's an even better spot than last year.
Here Gwyneth is adding the finishing touches.
Walking round the site I bumped into several people I knew. This happens with increasing frequency at every event we go to. All I bought was some oil. There seems to be less in the way of "practical" chandlery this year, but plenty of the pricey gadgets and knick-knacks.
In the afternoon Jan and I took tea in the vintage-style tea room in the Waterways World VIP marquee, after which I sat in on the last half of a seminar on boat maintenance. This turned out to be exactly the same as one I went to last year.
The musicians among us had a run-through on Derek and Judy's boat Firoza of the songs we'll be playing in the service tomorrow morning. This will be in the beer tent as usual (but I don't think the bar will be open!)
The beer tent was the venue for tonight's evening entertainment, Blondie tribute band "Blondied".
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