New Year’s Traditions

Happy New Year to you all, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

How many times does something have to have happened for it to become a “tradition”? Twice in this case! Last year we went for a new year’s Backs cruise, to test whether or not Willow would be able to turn at the Mill Pond, as we thought it would be a quiet day. Our friend Ally brought her boat Charity along too. A local photographer happened to be out taking pictures, and he snapped a few photos which ended up as a small piece in the Times, and somehow he’d got the idea that we were *only* allowed to go that way on New Years’s day. He got in touch with Ally and asked if we were doing it again this year. We decided to live up to this long established tradition and this time, two more boats joined us – Pyxis and Eleanor.

It was a great way to start the year, and I hope the tradition will continue. We didn’t make the Times this year but we did feature in the Cambridge News!







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