Sunday, July 29, 2007

Bristol Harbour Festival

What a brilliant day! Good weather, boat trip, oodles of boats and finally a drink with Maffi and Bones!

After dropping Craig at Bristol Parkway - yes, he has finally managed to get back to Lancaster, it was really good to have him on Epiphany for so long - we caught a train to Bristol Temple Meads to go to the Bristol Harbour Festival.

There was too much going on to put in one blog and we certainly took too many photos for the blog. When the new gallery is up they will all be there. However I will put up a small selection over the next day or so - a subtle hint to revisit!

We caught the ferry from near the station to near the Cascade Steps where there was live music, we listened to a group whilst we munched on "Breakfast Pancakes" - yummy!

There were some interesting boats moored on the journey. Including a concrete boat, restaurant boats and narrowboats.

The Bristol Classic Boat Club had created a real beach which was very popular with families - not the same without sea though!

We took our time wandering towards the floating harbour, stopping off at the BBC News and Sport road show to watch one of John's favourite presenters - Sophie Raworth! There was lots of entertainment laid on and we stopped frequently! We wandered right to the end of the waterfront, took the diversion around the next development and ended up opposite the SS Great Britain, built by another of Johns "heroes", Isambard Kingdom Brunel of course. (John went to Brunel University in Uxbridge more years ago than he cares to remember!)

The next instalment will be in the next blog - things to do now - lots of pics of "classic" and interesting boats to come.

Just a final word to say "thanks" to Maffi for letting us gatecrash his party and get to know him and Bones a little more - i

t was great to meet you both.

1 comment:

  1. Hello! Thanks for popping in, it was lovely seeing you and putting faces to the names!


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