Decided to take a sandwich and coffee with me this morning so I could stop for a little picnic on the way home. I managed to get the last space in the car park as I have a small car so was able to use the space with a huge tree behind it.
I haven't been here for ages and was surprised to see that the little old cafe that used to be there has been upgraded to a swish new one. On a hot Saturday lunch time it was packed but that didn't bother me as I sat on a bench by the river with my pack up.
There was a boat moored in front of me and as I looked up from my lunch I was surprised to see that it was a Sea Master cruiser. DB used to build them when we were first married. He was a cabinet maker and did all the woodwork inside. I have only ever seen one once before on the rivers around here.
This is the Sea Master. I had taken the first photo to show the river then I noticed the name on the boat so took the second one showing it.
The normal canal boat shown here.
As I sat there a couple with a little boy came along with a boat which they proceeded to inflate on the tow path next to me. The mum came and sat with me and we had a chat. They had only recently purchased it so were trying it out. She said it was a bit of a faff getting it all ready. I thought it was worth it because after the original outlay they have free entertainment for a long while. It was nice to see parents getting their child out into the fresh air. He was really enjoying helping his dad inflate it.
I enjoyed my little picnic and spent nothing as the carpark and loos were free and picnic brought from home.