The weather we had for the Strawberry Cream Tea Cruise to Runnymede could not have been more different to last year's solid rainstorm which forced us to seek shelter on two of the boats. This year we were all wishing the clouds would come back but this time it was to protect us from the 30+ degrees and the burning sun. Despite the best efforts of Mr Grumpy who lived in one of the flats at the back of the building we managed to enjoy ourselves.

Two of the best behaved people over the whole weekend, young Ben and baby Zoe set perfect examples.

Two of the best behaved people over the whole weekend, young Ben and baby Zoe set perfect examples.

With the strawberries and cream being kept in the fridge until the last moment, Jean was able to lay out trays of fresh scones with cool cream and chilled strawbs which were appreciated by everyone. Hot tea and/or cold Prosecco complemented the scones. Seven boats made the trip with three other crews coming by car. Thanks to Jean for organising the refreshments, and to Dudley for providing the transport to collect the order for Fish‘n’Chips.

The late shift arrive to compare hats!

The late shift arrive to compare hats!

 

David didn’t realise the sale ticket literally meant 40% off his new trousers.

David didn’t realise the sale ticket literally meant 40% off his new trousers.