For those of us that went on the day trip to the Chichester Canal I can only say it was one of those events where everything seemed to drop into place perfectly resulting in a fantastic day out. Everybody met up at the Canal Basin to grab a coffee at the delightful café before we embarked the 42ft barge to receive a safety briefing from skipper Alan. The 80 minute boat trip was leisurely and interesting taking in most of the navigable length of the canal and small groups of us were allowed to stand in the cockpit, except when passing under the very low bridges.
Back at the Basin we all piled into our cars and headed off to Alan and Sues house for “lunch”. Lunch turned out to be a feast that was as good to look at as it was to eat. With tables and chairs laid out in the afternoon sunshine it was a garden party par excellence with dishes for all tastes prepared by the host and hostess with every type of drink available. Following the food the energetic amongst us took the opportunity to go for a walk along the local beach, and all the time the sun was shining, it really couldn’t get any better. On behalf of all of us that went and enjoyed the day, I must say a huge THANK YOU to Alan and Sue for their hard work and hospitality for organising and making this a Club event that will be remembered for a long time.