For this year's East Anglia Regional event we held a lunch cruise on Riverboat Georgina on the River Cam in Cambridge. 38 Fellows and their guests attended the event and had a splendid time.
The day started with a gentle stroll across Jesus Green to the Boat House tavern situated on the Cam and adjacent to the Georgina mooring. Coffees were enjoyed during the reception in the outside seating areas on the decking tiered down towards the river. It was clear from the start that the sun was going to have his hat on and we were in for a good day.
A short walk to the Georgina and boarding commenced with a welcome drink. Once everybody was seated Captain Tarquin welcomed the group aboard Georgina and gave a short address regarding safety issues.
Following Chairman Brian Childs' welcome to the event and wishes for an enjoyable day the two course lunch was served by the crew. The quality of the food was excellent and served on comfortable tables with plenty of room.
During lunch we travelled downstream past the college boatyards, a multitude of differently constructed local houses and houseboats moored at the waters edge. The Cam was relatively narrow at this part of the river and despite the high amount of traffic, including some practicing college teams everybody managed to stay clear of each other.
The Georgina turned around at Bait's Bite Lock, near Milton, and commenced it's return back upstream. The whole trip was at a gentle pace and many of the party enjoyed the afternoon sunshine on the decked areas fore and aft of the boat.
Georgina arrived all too soon at its berth and it was time to depart. Thanks were given to Tarquin and his crew and farewells made to each other with the hopes of meeting up soon. Some guests returned to the Boat House, others explored the local area and the rest commenced their returns to their homes.