Saturday 25th June to Sunday 3rd July 2011
What a busy week weve had, what with hitting the Fens, reaching another milestone in years, enjoying the company of No.1 son for a few days onboard and seeing friends from Aussie.
Our week started by bumping into Kev and Deb with Rupert and Ted. Joined them for coffee, drinks, eats and a bit of outdoor music and learned a few things that Ipads can do. A couple of Apps demos caught my attention and I have to say I was impressed. Tempted there for a while but resisted until the urge diminished enough to be trusted to carry my wallet again.
I knew from the Blog that Kevin was making good progress with his new boat but it was good to hear some of the stories that didnt make the Blog.
Got caught in the mid-day shower but it was fun looking around town with its old buildings and tidy river side.
Low water was 2.30pm and I was interested to see what water was left on a spring tide. I reckon a narrowboat could pop down there from Denver Sluice, sit on the sand bank outside the pilots office, giving easy access to the town for shopping before returning upriver with the next tide. It only remains to convince you know who.
We stopped at Wisbech on the way back to the boat but it didnt look like a stopping place for narrowboats, for one thing there were no spaces on the floating pontoons and I dont think theyd take kindly to narrowboats turning on the narrow section through town.
Andy and Sue stopped over Friday night, part way through their tour of the northern hemisphere.
Andy is into 3D photography, big time, and was snapping scenery, people and wildlife with his stereo cameras. Even the results from his two lens compact camera were amazing, the flat LCD screen showed perfect 3D pictures without the need for special glasses, Ive never seen anything like it.
Weve known Andy for many years and though hes up there in his sixties hes still not slowed down, as crazy as ever. Very talented in photography though, I have to say. Specialising in food, drink and places for tourist publications and society magazines he is pioneering 3D photography which is yet to take off big time.
Sorry but this is probably the briefest Blog to date and its going to get worse before it gets better.
We are taking a few weeks off from writing the Blog but we will back.