Ray and Diane from nb Ferndale were in the area on Wednesday and paid us a flying visit. We moored up close to Harlow so we could meet them at Harlow Mill Beefeater. Unfortunately there aren’t many ‘official’ moorings on the Stort so you have to try to get as close to the bank as possible. In most cases that means having to walk the plank to get on and off the boat. This was going to make wobbling back from the pub interesting!
It was very fortuitous for us as, having hired a car for the trip, they were able to pop in and pick up a fuel filter element allowing Gordon to finish his oil change. Diane sent us a picture on Viber to make sure she’d got the correct ones which indeed she had.
….. then we photographed them …..
…… then Eleanor, our waitress, photographed all of us…..
…and finally I photographed these three grinning beauties with Diane taking charge of the happy hat.
We set out the next morning heading for the River Lea and yet another reunion – this time with Linda, Richard and Muffin from nb Mary H. Our first sight of them was as they helped us through the lock at Stanstead Abbotts.