Over the bank holiday weekend we attended the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) Cavalcade at Little Venice for 3 days.
We had some friends helping us – Gill and Spence Pritchard – and it was just as well as we showed nearly 3000 people through the boat over the weekend. A big thank you to them for all their hard work.
We ran a competition for 2 people to win a 3 night cruise on board Kailani. This was drawn at the end of the Cavalcade and the winner is Miss J Wray. Congratulations to her and we look forward to seeing you on Kailani later in the year.
The comments we had over the weekend regarding the boat were fantastic. The amount of Wows and gasps we heard were many. We received 2 bookings during the Festival and are getting plenty of interest since.
Volunteers from the IWA have been organising this event for over 30 years and do a sterling job. The IWA Cavalcade is a great get-together for all boaters, and there were over 120 boats in attendance. There were plenty of stalls and various other activities going on, even a pageant of boats showing bunting The theme of this year was Canals In Bloom. Also there was boat handling and even a parade of illuminated boats with flashing lights.
Overall the weekend was a great success. Sadly we will not be there next year as they cannot fit us in, as they only have a few spaces for commercial widebeam boats, but look out for us in 2017 and 2018!