Have you seen the Crick Ness Monster? We haven't seen it, but we have heard it. It woke us up one morning a couple of weeks ago in Crick Marina, thrashing about between our boat and a neighbouring one, making a frightful racket.
Later in the morning I heard it again as I was walking along the jetty. I looked, but all I saw was a few ripples on the water.
What was it? All will be revealed - possibly - later.
We were at Crick making use of our month's free mooring won as a third prize at last year's Boat Show. Our stay conveniently coincided with this year's show, so we claimed our moorers' wristbands and helped out at the Boaters' Christian Fellowship stand.
I don't think there were as many visiting boats this year. This was the view looking north from the temporary bridge.
Back at the BCF stand, here Jan (seated, dark green T-shirt) is signing up a new member.
Back to the Crick Ness Monster. A few days ago a fellow marina dweller told us that it could have been a large carp which visits at this time of year to spawn. I was not totally surprised, but part of me felt slightly sad that the mystery had been blown out of the water, so to speak.
There is lots more news, and I shall try to get back into more regular blogging after a regrettable lapse.
Grà on test - The September *Canal Boat* is out, and includes my boat test on *Grà* by Finesse Boats. It will be their Crick Boat Show exhibit.
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