The sun is out

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What a difference a bit of sunshine makes!! Everyone is walking around the marina with a smile on their faces (not that they don't do that most of the time anyway!) At last there's a feeling of spring, cold, but a proper feeling of spring. It's seemed like an awfully long winter this year (given that it started half way through last 'summer'). So what's been happening around here — well the 'big boat' has arrived — we've playing host to a brand new broad beam from Elton Moss boats; not in the water, but on Angus's carefully engineered railway sleepers down by the main car park. I have serious boat envy — it was the starburst granite worktops that finally did it. I missed the actual craning off of the boat from the wagon — I was chasing aorund Whitchurch, picking children, but daughter No. 1 and her friend had spotted the crane from the farm and hot footed it down here to see all the action — so I got a running commentary over the hands free while I was driving back. We've also been planting and Tony and his team have put in around a 1,000 new hedge plants round the caravan site (on what they claim was the coldest day of the year — I'm not sure about that, but they did look a bit blue!) and I'm currently in the process of ordering new picnic benches to put around the moorings. It's truly a lovely feeling to be thinking about the new season. I've just been out and about taking photos in the sunshine and I even came across a pair of swans building their nest on one of the banks between the boats. Roll on spring! Oh, and in case you're wondering....I still haven't caught that mouse......

Further reading

A Cheese scone at Cafe at Bridge 80
Janet: Thu 18 May

Alison is delighted to announce that from Saturday 20th May Overwater's Cafe at Bridge 80 will now be open from 9.30am to 4pm every day during the summer. Why not pop in for a leisurely Overwater Breakfast with a nice fresh coffee or try one of her delicious specials for lunch or maybe an afternoon tea and freshly baked...

A delicious meal
Janet: Thu 11 May

Today we welcome Alison who is taking over the tenancy and management of Cafe at Bridge 80. Alison is a fantastic cook who has many years of experince in the restaurant trade and is keen to bring lots of delicious new ideas to our lovely canal side...

Tractor Rally
Janet: Thu 11 May

Look out on Sunday for a cavalcade of vintage tractors which will be trundling down the Marina drive and along the farm track and over Bridge 80 on their annual trip...

Marina News

A Cheese scone at Cafe at Bridge 80
Cafe open 9.30am to 4pm EVERY DAY
Thu 18 May
A delicious meal
Cafe at Bridge 80 under new management
Thu 11 May
Tractor Rally
Vintage Tractor Rally
Thu 11 May
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