My OH and 5 friends decided to enter the local Raft Race this year. Organised by the Rotary Club, the event is held every year on the River Wye starting in Monmouth. Their raft looked much the same as many of the 60+ crafts in attendance on the day. But when it came to it, it was surprising how much difference there was.
Apart from the serious racing rafts which set off first, they all placed their rafts in the river in turn and set off. As ours was almost the last to set off we watched with anticipation as rafts broke apart when contestants got on or up-turned completely when fully loaded.
If there was a prize for the best turned out raft, this one above should have won it by a mile.
We all sang Happy Birthday to my OH as he came dripping out up the bank at the end (he's getting too old to be doing things like this :-) ) and then we finished off the day by erecting a BBQ and gazebo (while the men dried off and changed) for some very welcome refreshment.
After a couple of quieter weekends, it's back to the post-summer routines, so apart from the raft race on Sunday I had my monthly quilting club day on Saturday and went to the local theatre to see a Queen tribute band on Firday evening (which we enjoyed only because they were so bad they were hilarious).
Bye for now