At 0900 I walked over to where I assumed the marquee etc. would be put up but there was no sign of anyone. I saw an organiser on his boat, and he said there was no rush. So I went back to Jubilee and had another cup of tea.
When I returned at about 1030 things did get very busy. I helped with the erection of four gazebos and the main marquee. At 1330 I realised I was hungry and went back to the boat, where I cooked up a fry-up of Braunston black pepper sausages, bacon, eggs, baked beans and fried bread. Ally and Josiah had arrived; I cooked Ally a similar meal. Jan was holding Josiah all this time.
After lunch there was more to do at the main site; everything was finished with a quarter of an hour to go.
Cepheus arrived; I photographed it through the iron bridge at the entrance to Braunston Marina.
Here is the team behind said barbecue.
There are to be many more activities over the weekend including guided walks, talks and a treasure hunt.
Meanwhile Jan tells me that her Facebook has revealed that James and Amy of Willow have got engaged, so felicitations to them.
Moving on and meeting up at Bourne End - Cookham to Bourne End, River Thames, 1½ miles 0 locks Mum brought the family along yesterday evening but Meg was having none of it looking out of the back ...
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