David Seager introduced us to a new game, Kubb. Originally thought to be a Viking game played with skulls and femurs, it has evolved into being played with stubby rectangular wooden pieces and heavy round dowel like pieces.
Play takes place on a small rectangular playing field, known as a 'pitch'. 'Kubbs' are placed at both ends of the pitch, and the 'king', a larger wooden block, is placed in the middle of the pitch. Some rules vary from country to country and from region to region, but the ul?mate object of the game is to knock over the 'kubbs' on the opposing side of the pitch, and then to knock over the 'king', before the opponent does.
Under David’s direc?on and guidance several people played but the most worthy compe?tor was Ben, a cheerful crew member from Rosette who joined in the fun with gusto.
Saturday night saw all of us deeply in thought attempting to answer the quizzes presented to us by Julia and Jim. Fortunately for most people—but mainly due to the good judgement of the Taylors, - they were not too difficult and most people got at least some of the answers right. Actually for a crowd of boating enthusiasts, this must have been because the quizzes were particularly easy, but we are not admitting to that.
Ben came round with marshmallows for us to toast on the BBQ which had been brought inside by the late evening and we were very impressed with his generosity and thoughtfulness. Thank you Ben. At least one member WBCC is now addicted to them! Two ladies who had been moored in the upstream pool next to a particularly noisy boat joined us at our invitation on the Sunday night BBQ, after we had offered them a vacant mooring.
As is usual, there was an abundance of food on BIG Breakfast BBQ, and second helpings were there to be had for those who were prepared to get down on their knees and beg for a crumb!
Kay’s Tea on Sunday proved to be popular although some people preferred to give it a skip, having participated in Big Breakfast and a big lunch at the Rising Sun.
On arrival at the weekend every boat crew was presented with a choice of a plain or chocolate Swiss and asked to sculpt it into whatever one chose. Several people aimed to make it disappear (by eating it) but this was deemed to be unacceptable behaviour.
WBCC inventiveness came to the fore as usual judging by the wide variety of entries. David Seager decided to put the judging into the hands of the populis through a show of hands. In a closely fought competition, the winning entrant was Dinghies on the River entered by the crew of Born Free.