Getting to drive a little motorboat on your birthday is pretty cool, I think.
Our friends asked us if our clouds are always like this… Yes, they really are!
Jeff and our friend Mark took turns as captain, and we ladies just enjoyed. Homemade Blackberry Cider helped! We couldn’t go very fast at all, so the pace was more soothing than exhilirating. And the views were pretty.
Can you see the specks of birds below? This is a great way to do some bird watching…
We docked and headed for a pub.
The Duke’s Head was a nice five minute scenic walk from the water.
Here, we found something novel and lovely– Elderflower Beer! It was really good. I have thought about this drink a few times since that afternoon.
And we had party guests, for once!
Back to the boats, for our leisurely crawl back.
Parking the boat proved a little challenging, but we were very lucky to have a more experienced driver on board with us (thanks, Mark!) We thoroughly enjoyed this relatively simple pleasure, tooting around on the water on a sunny and sometimes cloudy afternoon. Another English experience and another birthday down! Next time, we might get canoes– the waters aren’t too busy, and it will be fun to get even closer to the fish in there.