Crick comes up with another cracker and proves the waterways are still a winner
Another cracking weekend at Crick brought the usual mix of sunshine and showers, ensuring that veterans felt at home and were able to demonstrate the well-rehearsed cagoule drill.
The annual jamboree highlights the endless enthusiasm for fun afloat and undeniable demand to join the canal community from day cruisers and liveaboards, leaving the ratrace behind.
Just as importantly, exhibitors enjoyed a steady stream of interest which, in many cases, was converted into custom. In fact, King’s Lock Chandlery’s Peaky Blinder sold within an hour of the show opening.
It was fascinating to see the trademark Crick combination of traditional, with thoughts of working boats plying their trade down up and down the country, and high-tech, with the unrelenting demand for luxury cabins with crafty storage spaces and solar panels.
Whatever the future holds for our waterways network, Crick continues to confirm that many thousands have a great affection for one of our greatest assets meaning that proposals for change will certainly not skip scrutiny. Watch this space.
But for now, with water levels good almost everywhere and the promise of summer sun, let’s back to the cut.