I never did count the number of people who attended this years start of season party,
I’d put it at about forty, but the old clubhouse seemed pretty full.
By the time Lyn and I arrived things were in full swing. Rodger was running the Christmas
pantomime DVD of Pico Pan. A lot of folks were in the bar area and Diana Carpenter,
her cousin Christine, Linda Rowley and Linda Wheeler were busy in the galley preparing
supper. We shouldn’t take the food at Aquarius for granted. It is invariably due
to the very hard work of the same small group of ladies. They deserve our wholehearted
Pete Carpenter was equally doing sterling service behind the bar. The evening was
the first chance for everybody to get together since last year and conversations
never stopped, not even when supper was announced. This featured meat or veggie lasagne
with salad and French bread. This was followed by fresh fruit and, for those that
wanted it, Pete’s fresh coffee … perfect!
After supper Rodger announced some of the club's forthcoming events including the
first racing of the season scheduled for Sunday 27 March. Things went a little quiet
at that stage, can’t think why? Altogether a good evening. Thanks to everyone who
prepared the food, those that served it and those that cleared up afterwards. See
you on the water next weekend!