What a weekend!
The weekend at the marina started on Friday with the official opening of the long awaited bridge over the entrance, Martin Cahill, former Chairman of Earls Barton Parish Council did the ribbon cutting. He is a great supporter of the marina, so it was perfect that he agreed to officiate. Dog walkers and folks from the village came along to be amongst the first to walk over the bridge which was fun and definitely one of those moments in time....
Charlie Ward our fabulous commercial photographer from Earls Barton took some great pictures of the event and jumped aboard narrowboat Charlie Beere (thanks Roger for captaining your ship so wonderfully!) to take pictures of everyone on the bridge. It really is great to see the Nene Way footpath back in action, and there has certainly been some action, with dog walkers, cyclists, ramblers and bird watchers all enjoying the gorgeous River Nene once again. A huge thanks to everyone for being so patient!
On Saturday it was all hands on deck as we went all out to get the marina looking ship shape for Sunday's Open Day. With the weather being so perfect, it was lovely to see so many of our boaters out and about enjoying themselves.
Our Open Day went well, Boatfinder Brokerage came down and did some viewings of Jersey Lily and we were kept busy chatting to people keen to find out more about the marina, and of course discussing winter moorings. Whilst it was windy, it was a warm wind and we were so lucky to have a fine day. On the farming side John and the lads managed to juggle combining the wheat with helping down at the marina, fortunately everyone managed to multi task beautifully and harvest in now underway.