- it's not really a company, it's just a name.

The Boat 2014

The Downside

Hmm . . . weather - good. Traffic - good. Crowd - high spirits. All good then.

The Upside

I'd missed the last couple of Boats due to other commitments; none this year, so here I am once more.

Even before embarkation there was a buzzy feel, with waiting embarkees greeting and chatting on the quayside. Onboard the volunteer (pressganged?) crew chatted during final preparation.

The lower deck was heaving with music and play, with even a soup├žon taking place on the top deck.

The Verdict

The Boat has sailed every year; I'm very glad to have been back for this one.

The Future

I'm signing on for next year, for sure.

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