Goodness me the Winter really seems to have dragged on and on, mind you so have the closures of our deliciously beautiful River Nene. Last year, I can hardly recall ever raising the red Strong Stream Advice flag - but this year it has been up, down and up again continuously.
It was so exciting when the green flag was raised for a week or so just before Easter; we saw a real flurry of activity with boaters out enjoying the Nene once again. But of course with the snow and subsequent rain fall, all that came to an abrupt halt!
Hey ho, that is rivers for you!
Anyway, there is nothing else for it except to look forward and keep our fingers crossed that the Environment Agency will soon lift the SSA and, normal river flow will resume so we will be able to welcome overnight visitors once again, which brings me on very nicely to the fact that on 1st April we increased our overnight tariff from £10 - £12.00 per night. We still believe it represents excellent value, visitors are able to use the Elsan disposal free of charge, dispose of all their recycling, enjoy free WiFi, fill up with water, access the laundry and use our fabulous new showers and toilets as well as relax in the boathouse cafe. And of course as we approach our third season, everything is looking much more established too.