After a busy Saturday, me racing on the Autumn Head and James visiting family in Bracknell, we were looking forwards to cruising the Backs again on Sunday. It was the last of my birthday celebrations, and I'd invited a few friends along to join us.
It wasn't really the best weather for cruising or for photos, but we enjoyed it nonetheless. Everyone brought tasty treats to share and we had fun. Turning the boat in the strong flow from the weir turned out to be a bit of an adventure, however, and we lost our Morco (water heater) chimney in the process. But everyone stayed dry and that was the only casualty, so it could have been worse!
In the afternoon we went to the pub, and then after dinner headed over to Pyewacket, where a friend of Hannah's was visiting, and demonstrating a new toy: a thermo-electric generator run off a little fan assisted fire, with a USB output. It was quite fun to play with, but it was raining so we retired to the boat where we had some delicious chilli and then sat about drinking Marsala and blueberry liqueur. A fun way to end my week of birthday!