Friday afternoon kicked off with a much appreciated Cream Tea aboard Blue Diamond, appreciated that is by those who'd just come upstream in the 'pouring rain!’
Then the assembled crews met for evening entertainment; drinks and nibbles at the Penton Hook Club house, and an opportunity to meet and mingle with some of our fellow Thames mariners. This was followed by dinner in the club house restaurant and then some rather dubious dance moves, at the disco, by some of our crew members....! :-)
The following morning we gathered for the 'Safari Quiz'… When, after Tracie had released the animals into the ‘Safari Park’ and issued instructions on how to proceed and approach them safely our intrepid club members headed off warily.
In the distance screams could be heard every few minutes, perhaps screams of other intrepid safari goers being eaten or attacked?
Concerns were raised that our Safety Officer had gone AWOL, but it was deemed reasonable to proceed… and contact numbers were issued for the ranger, should they get into any trouble need a rescue party.
When the safari goers returned, worn out, dying of thirst, and dead on their feet they were treated to a glass of prosecco and a huge array of snacks (provided by Venture) and another quiz, followed by a BBQ and, oh yes, a few more drinks!
The winners of the quiz (Venture) were awarded the ‘Great Goose Award’ and we all returned back to our respective boats for a much earned nap.
Much, much later……
The night fun continued with another lively gathering and a movie night,aboard Bajan Princess (who provided an amazing Cheese board and Enterprise who provided port and brandy). The film was Stardust starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfieffer, and more, its a fun movie that harked back to our recent east coast cruise with it’s numerous references to Ipswich!
The film attracted plenty of commentary, and fun from the assembled crews, and we provided a great end to our days adventure.
Commodore looking fetching in his Sou'wester!
Presentation of the Great Goose Award to Ann & Maurice [Venture]..!
Venture - Winners of the ‘Great Goose Award’ [Loosy Goosey] here with Anne