Saturday, 24 August 2019

The sun showed up but the people didn't

Day one of the bank holiday weekend and the IWA Festival of Water at Waltham Abbey is open to the public. It's a shame no-one told the public they could come. Numbers were disappointing, to say the least. Perhaps tomorrow will be better.

Still, here's a view from the footbridge looking towards Waltham Common Lock. Many boats were decorated with bunting.

I divided my time between the Boaters' Christian Fellowship stand …

… and the rope throwing stand. This is the IWA's Mike Moorse, festival director, showing how it's done.

It was a really hot and sunny day, perfect conditions to bring in the crowds you'd think. But where were they? The traders were not happy.

This was the view looking south from the footbridge. The unmistakeable bluetop, Kew, is below the flag left of centre.

Tomorrow is forecast to be even hotter than today, and we're out in the sun most of the time. We'll be up early to take part in a communion service in the entertainments marquee before the festival opens; then there's an open-air songs of praise service in the afternoon.

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