From left to right our friend Bruce, on bagpipe (what else, he's Scottish), Jodie, Val's daughter on violin, myself on a Hand Crafted (it says) Kasuga folk guitar, VallyP on mandolin and Janet on whatever that Irish handheld percussion thing is called (bodhran).
Dog Sindy joined us for the photo-op. She normally listens to the music from her doggy bed.
The thing you can't see between my fingers may look like a pick, but it is a remote control to trigger the camera. Clever stuff, that.
Pictures taken aboard Val's barge Vereeniging.
Bruce and Janet own this classical Belgian barge, Velocette, after the famous motorcycle brand -they used to own one.
To get on board and off they need to climb over a barge called Ontario. There is a lot of Canada in the air these days.
Bruce was 22 at the 1969 Woodstock festival, when Pete removed Abbie Hoffman from the stage.
There is more. He was an extra in 2 films: Tommy and Quadrophenia. In the latter he was one of the rockers on a motorbike.
Their barge lies here.
Photos Koos Fernhout
Love to all of you,