Our New Year’s Day Cruise will, as is now tradition, be a run up river to Fambridge. Haggis ‘tatties and neeps’ and mince pies were on the menu last year. Four boats have confirmed with a possible 5th arriving from the Orwell. Contact Donald Neale or the Sailing Secretary if you are interested.
As promised, the photo-montage of many of the entrants to the Christmas Party Photo competition are below. The winner was Alan Patterson with ‘Chelmer Mist’, a fine study of the Chelmer and Blackwater canal (left). Second was Christine Bragg with ‘The Hitch-hiker’, a cute pic of a seabird on the quarterdeck, and third was Peter Tyler with ‘A Helping Hand at Harty Ferry’. Worthy of note, is the interesting tryptique of two statues at Port Haliguen (from Tim and Karen) which are gazing at each other……..
Please excuse the dismal scanned reproductions in the montage. As most of us are using a digital camera, the plan is next time to email your entries as well as bringing in prints to the Xmas Party. More about this in due course.
Our Christmas Party and General Meeting on the 8th December was well attended and in view of the hot items in the spendid buffet provided by Tracey and David Bonwick we decided to get on with the party straight away and leave the business meeting until later. There were plenty of entries of a nautical nature for the Grand Photo Competition though one imaginative and nameless soul entered three photos from the Club’s 1933 Dutch Cruise! The winner was Alan Paterson with a reflective study of the Chelmer and Blackwater Canal. All the photos entered will appear on this website in due course.