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.
Gypsy, the Hornby weekend cruiser with an amazing story - These photos are all (or believed to be) of Gypsy, an impressive 1936 Hornby weekend motor cruiser with an event-filled history. Michelle Bird has written ...
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