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This year's Easter Cruise was a little later than last year, and so we all looked forward to much better weather than the blizzards of last year! Most boats left the club on Friday afternoon or evening. The first stop was in sight of the Round House, where the Commodore and consort served tea and cakes. The weather was a little unkind but nobody seemed bothered. Pete collected the money for the Commodore's charity. This year, all money raised will be going to support diabetes research.
The rain did clear up as the evening came on, and we all looked forward to a sunny Saturday.
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Saturday was in fact a much better day, and boats moved on to Penkridge. Some boats moored at the "Cross Keys", and some moored around the winding hole. The weather just got better and better, but this did not stop many of us going to pick up bargains at Penkridge market.
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On Saturday evening, we all went to "Flames". The meals were very good. Members who had not come by boat joined us there and we all had a very enjoyable time.
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Sunday was an easy day. Turn at Penkridge and move on to Bridge 71. We were entertained by a model aero club's flying display, which included jets, helicopters and biplanes.
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Peter Wood, the Harbourmaster, carefully checked the depth of water in the canal to make sure we all had a safe and secure mooring. Shirley was worried about Pete falling AGAIN!