PCAP Community Memory Cafe Canal Trip 2021

We had chosen the hottest day of the year for our much delayed Canal Boat trip for our Community Memory Cafe members. July 19th 2021 proved to be very hot indeed.

We set off around 10-30 having loaded up with food and drinks as well as frozen flannels provided by one of the carers attending, which proved to be brilliant for cooling off in the midday heat.

Our Crew from the Bruce’s Canal Boat Trust worked very hard doing the locks and keeping us chugging along. I think they lost a few pounds along the way.

We sat back and enjoyed watching the world go by at a slower pace for a change. Swans with cygnets, herons, and ducks were seen. Alas no Kingfisher but by midday the heat was intense and we cooled off with strawberries and cream.

We made liberal use of the flannels for those who had spent too much time on deck earlier on and one or two had a go at steering the narrow boat.

Our thanks go to the Marlborough Lions Club who funded this trip a year later than planned. We look forward to another trip in 2022 when this group will again sit back and enjoy a trip on the Kennet and Avon Canal.

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