Welcome to my new Blog

Welcome to my Blog.
My Blog is mostly about my hobbies, ie Model boats, Cross Stitch, Gardening, Days out and about and Photography you might recognize the hat and the dog rather than me. My models and other hobbies can be found in the tabs at the top above the header picture.
There will also be entries of days out with my long haired Chihuahua "Pepe", weather permitting of course.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Great Eastern at Etherow.

Yesterday had a great day at the lake with Bob the Abell and his Great Eastern!
Son John with his wife Jo and youngest daughter Ruth were there also to see his fishing boat on the water,

you will see it in the background of the video of Bob's Great Eastern laying it's cable across the lake also on the main video on the Etherow Model Boat Club site.

There was a great atmosphere there with the crowds watching the raft races and Martin Sutcliffe on his pedallo bike on the big lake and our club boats on our lake.
Some of the boats on the day.

Phil's boat

Great Eastern

Terry's steam turbine
Poppies 2 Buttie wagon

Pepe and I had beans on toast in Bob's camper van at dinner time! Any afters Bob!.

What it was all for, Manchester Children's Hospital and Help 4 Hero's

This is the Great Eastern only version of the video I took.

See full video click here.

If you were there hope you enjoyed yourself as much as I did, looking forward to the
 International Model Lifeboat Rally.  
23th/24th June 2012 
Be there if you missed this last one!


  1. Nice one, Duckie
    We had a great day out today
    You are more than welcome to share the comforts of the campervan, any time!
    Let's have something different next time?
    Like steak and onions, Tatars and peas?
    Or sausage butties etc?


  2. Have you got Jo sailing boats yet? Babs

  3. Not yet, doesn't seem interested, but we can work on it.