Dog days of spring
Yes, yes, I know its the dog days of summer but in Droitwich the Bank Holiday Monday is dog day. The day of the dog show when hounds of every size and hue congregate in Vines Park, mingling with the organised walks and bike rides.
Fortunately the weather took a turn for the better, with blue skies replacing grey, the wind veering to a light southerly and the temperature picked up a good 10 degrees C. As a result the parkas were replaced by tee shirts and shorts and the crowds were out in force, making this the best day of the three for attendees and traders alike.
There was little time for photography as the preserve reserves ran low and we ended the day with a much lightened Jam Butty. If I take a purely commercial view of the event across its three days it was pretty much the same as 2014.
After a promptish take down to the beat of the end of event bash in the beer tent we headed upstream at 6.00pm, making out way up five locks to Droitwich Spa Marina, the boats temporary home for the next ten days as we wait for the Alvechurch Beer and Boat Festival.
And so normal life resumes back at home but kick started with a visit to Longwood Boat Club where we juggled a couple of mooring spots to squeeze both boats into the arm in preparation for our arrival in a couple of weeks time.