Sunday 22nd We were woken up early with the sad news that a old friend had died after a motor bike accident. Del used to play football with Gary Webb (Spider) while playing for Shoreham in Kent and Al had grown up with him in the same village. It took a while to get over the shock. After spending the morning with Al's mum and dad and doing a few jobs there, we met up with Maxine and Graham at the Beeches restaurant. We were soon joined by Bernie, Sarah, Steve and Erica with Hannah, Zak and Tanya, for a birthday surprise. Maxine and Graham had bought balloons and a cake to give us all a fantastic day. We left there at 11.00pm and got back to Pam and Alf's (Al's mum and dad's) at 11.30pm, another late night!!!! Monday 23rd We were up early again and had to be taken to Swanley by Alf as the local trains were cancelled with a points failure. We ended up getting back to Derwent6 in Bristol harbour at 3.00pm We picked up a bottle of wine for the guy in the boat behind us who sent us text's every morning saying things were OK at home.
The wind was howling and the waves crashing against the side of Derwent6 but it was good to be home. As you can imagine we were totally shattered from a hectic weekend but we wouldn't have it any other way...It's great to be with friends!