Tales from The Riverbank
Wind in the Willows...champers and Tropical Prints!
What a sight…so many RIBnetters going round the bend ..or was it so many bends to go round? The river was tranquil as Andre promised and the Black Rabbit (or the ‘Dirty Bunny’ as someone in town rephrased it) was a fantastic oasis amidst castles and cathedrals down Arun way.
I had a ‘heavenly’ time aboard Galaxsea (thanks Tracy and Phil
) and Juno (thanks Janet and Bill
). The lark was in the clear air and the willows drooped to order as we rafted ourselves precariously to a rickety structure on the riverbank. After some acrobatic swinging and hauling (it wasn’t pretty but it worked
) we got to pub level safely for wonderful refreshments in an amazing location.
Then came the return journey ; over an hour of pleasant vistas and relaxed chatting as we motored to our various homes for the night. The meal at the Arun View was wonderful and the company excellent!. A special wedding anniversary was toasted ( Antoinette and Martin
) and we got the chance to thank our great hosts, Wiesia and Andre and Tracy and Phil.
Mr. RIBnet himself (JK) was totally resplendent in a Hawaiian Tropical Print
which is no doubt getting an airing in time for Glastonbury.
Really nice to see some new peeps as well! As the night grew late and the DJ dragged out the old favourites, the last remaining passengers made their way to the dance floor and it may be safe to say that there might have been hangovers this morning…say no more
As we staggered home to the wonderful range of accommodation (some with ensuite; one with an ensuite that looked like Pete 7 and Rogue Wave had glassed it in of a weekend) we were all tired but happy with our Littlehampton Adventure.
Sincere thanks for your welcome and warmth Littlehampton peeps and hope to see you soon again.
We went for a blast in The Solent today with Antoinette and Martin and popped round the eastward side of the island to spy the Thundercats but the water was a bit lively again so we retired to The Lightship for some recovery-type refreshments.
You all promised to make Littlehampton an annual date in the diary so we look forward to that ( and I hope we don’t see the precious china presentation on EBay any time soon !)
Thanks again peeps….a lovely weekend in great company !
Photos to follow by Pauly!.