2024 Salhouse Meet - Hampton Safari Boat Club

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2024 Salhouse Meet

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A total of 18 Hampton Safari boats and crews attended this years Salhouse event and we were able, once again, to extend a warm welcome to new, not so new, and long standing members alike.

The week preceding the event provided some very wet and at times windy weather which looked as if we were heading for our first wet mid summer meet....

Fortunately there was a slow but steady improvement over Saturday and Sunday leading  to totally clear blue cloudless skies and full sunshine on poking a sleepy head outside the boat on Monday morning! So it was to be  "business as usual" after all! 😎👍

As each of the previous nights occupants departed from No 2 moorings our 18 reserved slots were taped off and marked with Club and reserved signs.

At around 11:00 hrs Minnow and Free Spirit were joined on No 2 Moorings by Moonshine, Audere and Maudie who had been mud weighting overnight across the other side of the Broad.
Saturday afternoon rain shower and Monkee the mascot is looking apprehensively to Mondays forecast...
The next couple of hours saw a steady stream of Safari's arriving directed into their allocated mooring space (first come, first served) by the "Big Red Hands" (new for 2024! 😳). Our thanks to the crews of "Opal", "Sparcol", "Absolute Bliss" and "Singing The Blues" for playing "Safari Shuffle" while we moved boats along the mooring spaces to widen the area left for non event boaters to access the water tap (purely for our own self interest to avoid bumps/scrapes! 🤐😉).

As is usual for our events, all organisation ceased after attendees picked up their event name badges and lanyards, and everyone was free to mingle, make and or meet, old and new friends, and pursue what ever interest they wanted (including walking to either Salhouse pub! 🍻🥂😎). This year the wetness of the grassy bank behind the moorings encouraged smaller clusters of crews which made for a cosier/more fluid day for mingling.

Our unplanned activity for 2024 was a last minute group photograph taken just before most crews departed at around 10:30 hrs on Tuesday morning.
(If any one would like copies of any event images let me know, and I'll send you full resolution copies via an easy file transfer link). Thanks to everyone who attended and supported our midsummer event in in 2024, and hopefully we'll see you again in 2025, if not at Beccles in September....👍😎

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