Saturday, May 31, 2008
The Vereeniging sails again
Yesterday was a perfect day. Not only did I have a visit from two old friends who I hadn't seen since we were all at university together, but we also took the Vereeniging out for a test run for the first time in more than a year and a half. It was magic to feel my little barge moving through the water again, and the rhythmic throb of the marvellous old Samofa engine that it now has was music to my ears. The picture of Koos at the wheel captures the sense of pride he also felt at being instrumental in its revival, and of course, this is where he belongs!
Click on this link to see a few more pictures of the Vereeniging's first outing.
And now there are some more, courtesy of a harbour friend who took these
The fellow passengers were: Bruce and Jan (who are our music friends), Bob and Carol (who I was at college with and shared a house with too) and their daughter, Ali (the pretty blonde)