Over here at Crick
It’s looking very spick*
(Forgive my journalistic trick)
The grass is cut, the tents are up
New boats arriving fast and thick
They’ve moved our cars into a field
Where Shetland ponies used to eat
Now they’re gone I wonder where
I think I might avoid the meat.
*No-one ever says something is looking span do they?
Yes the Crick show is once again almost upon us and we’ll be there ‘cos as Crick moorers we get free tickets. Our traditional offer of tea and cake aboard Herbie is still open to anyone accosting us on site. We’d love to see you.
One of the first new boats to arrive is this wide beamer waiting to be
dropped lowered into the water. I suspect that we’ll see a few more of these big ‘uns. The punters seem to like them even if we don’t care for them all that much. I probably won’t buy a new boat this year as I don’t have a spare £100+k knocking about, but I might splash out on a new tiller pin as we seem to have lost ours. All of the regular moored boats at the show end of the marina have been squeezed into spare spaces down our end and in the other separate pool at the other end. We don’t mind, the staff here although frantically busy, try hard to keep us all happy.
The marina has acquired a new propeller this week. Here it is on the hill.
This area is fast becoming wind farm alley. No wonder we always get blown sideways trying to get Herbie into her slot, although yesterday when we arrived back I did a near perfect reverse into our space with an audience!!
Must go now, I have to apply my culinary skills to preparing a birthday dinner for Kath in consolation for the fact that she is once again as old as me.