This year's Canal Cavalcade was much better than last year's. It's still an incredibly cliquey event, with two distinct groups: those inside and the general public. It is fun though and in the warm May sunshine and a few beers it's also soporific by the time you get to 6 o'clock. I'm still so jet-lagged after a marathon 30 hour journey back from rural Vietnam on Wednesday.
I couldn't find the Lee & Stort IWA Group - they were doing their human fruit machine bit but I missed it.
The stands along the south bank of the canal are as cramped as ever and I am amazed no-one ends up in the water. There is much better use of the stretch past the bridge on the Paddington Arm this year.
Faber Navalis: a film about a substantial restoration project in Norway by Maurizio Borriello - This is a lovely, rather romantic piece of work! My thanks to reader Don Gray!
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