We arrived at the Crick Boat Show shortly after ten and left at four. Things seemed to be very well supported with plenty of exhibitors and enthusiastic narrowboaters and, importantly, prospective narrowboaters about.
A number of our blog readers recognised us - No that is not entirely true; they recognised Fletcher and Floyd and us by association. Lovely to see you folks.
We had arranged to meet David and Amanda, Caxton's 'stalkers extroadinaire' who were at the show with their friends David and Lisa who are having a boat built by Fernwood. Joe and David spent time discussing batteries and then hybrid engines, pouring over products on display and asking searching and meaningful technical questions, Amanda and I went to look at boats.
L-R Lisa, David, Joe, Amanda, David
We saw Adam and Adrian of Nb Briar Rose (Adam was busy doing boat reviews) and Dougie and James of Nb Chance who were showing people over their new boat.
I didn't come away empty handed either, from Evelyn Booth of Lockside Antiques I bought the first item for our new boat, a three bell terret that will adorn the top of the pigeon box! As we are having a more traditional boat I thought we needed some traditional adornments - I can see it might be worthwhile investing a couple of pounds in The Brasso Company at this rate!
Three bell terret