Monday, May 06, 2013

All at Sea

Well… ‘river’ anyway!

We picked up Val and joined David, Nick and Celina at Buckden Marina to spend a day on D and V’s boat - Osprey One.

Osprey One
What a view!
What a view!
What a view!
It was unusually good weather for a bank holiday - sunshine… and more sunshine! - and the plan was to sail to the nearest pub and have lunch… and then sail back again. We cast-off just after 10 and headed towards Godmanchester. Ann had prepared various nibbles and they kept us going until we got to the Pub!
Nice Pub in Godmanchester 
We wandered down the busy high street and eventually discovered The Weeping Ash. We easily found a table inside and were soon perusing the very extensive menu. Service was swift and the food was great. Nick’s burger was even better value as he got a free pint with his!

Then it was back on board and time to head back towards Buckden Marina. The river was pretty quiet and so we didn't have to queue too long for locks, arriving back around 6pm. David stayed on board (planning to sleep over) whilst the rest of us headed home.

What a great day!