Monday, 5 May 2014
Sweeps Festival Weekend
Set off from the marina in the company of seven other Allington Motor Cruiser Club boats heading for Rochester and the annual Sweeps Festival. We all passed through Allington Lock together and had a good run down to Rochester Cruising Club where we moor up for the night. On Sunday morning, in beautiful sunny weather we walked the short walk through Rochester castle grounds to the High Street to watch the dancers and bands. Mid-afternoon saw us depart from Rochester, still as a flotilla, and head back up river to Allington. Due to the amount of traffic on the water we were held outside the lock for around half an hour before we could pass through. All returned to their moorings safely having had a brilliant weekend.