France, Belgium and Holland

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Angus and I have been away last week on a road trip — well, to be precise a summer networking event organised by The Yacht Harbour Association, which in turn is the body who represents marinas within the British Marine Federation. We started off in London at Penton Hook Marina, then travelled by coach (the same one which transports Watford Football Club!!) through the Channel Tunnel (a first for me) to France, and had snails for lunch (another first!) at Gravelines Marina, then on to Belgium for some beer (...Ok, so not quite the first time I've drunk copious amounts of beer, but certainly it was the first time I've drunk it in Belgium!) From there we travelled to Holland and visited a number of marinas and an amazing company who build boat lifts, hoists and fairground rides (I kid you not!) And everywhere we went we were offered beer and food, more beer and food and well, even more beer and food! Every marina was different and although they were mainly coastal or sailing boats, it was lovely to see lots of different aspects we can think about incorporating back here. It was also comforting to see that all the marinas, be they inland or coastal often shared similar issues. The trip lasted 3 days and we got back last Friday, so I've now spent the weekend having withdrawal symptoms from beer, coffee and cake (something else we kept being offered) and pondering whether I can justify another "factfinding trip" to see the rest of Europe....

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RNLI Festival 2018
Janet: Thu 30 Aug 2:10pm

Don't forget to join us for an evening of FREE entertainment on Saturday 8th September. The evening starts at 6pm with an interesting and amusing talk on the history of the RNLI from Peter Robinson, a retired Lifeboat Coxwain. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Funky Choir and our headline act — the fabulous Geoff Rey. The RNLI bar and BBQ will be open from 6pm and there will...

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Sam: Thu 02 Aug 11:42am

Our RNLI FestivalĀ is fast approaching and we are looking forward to another fantastic weekend. It is a two day festival with events and activities which include — Boatshare, A Saturday night event with Soul Singer Geoff Rey. Sunday events include Raft Race, Dog show, Boat share, Stalls and lots more!Car Parking on Sunday the 9th September is £5 and all proceeds are donated directly to the...

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Janet: Mon 02 Jul

Please note our WIFI system will be unavailable on Thursday 5th — Friday 6th July as engineers will be on site upgrading our system. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may...

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