February 20th 2022
Pompey Puddleducks Valentine Convoy
Due to the number of trees that came down on Saturday across our planned route for Sunday we abandoned the scenic drive and asked everyone to drive directly to the pub, which probably better suited some people who lived in that direction.
Some, though, travelled a fair distance, including Emilio and Carol who came down from Hertfordshire. I am afraid most of us turned up in ‘boring’ cars, although mostly Citroëns, not knowing what the roads would be like, but we did muster four 2cvs whose owners are known for carrying on regardless.
Thirty-one people arrived about midday and we had sole use of the skittle alley until 17:00 which gave us plenty of time to get in three games each for the five teams and do justice to the excellent buffet laid on by the Barley Mow, as well as being able to fit in a raffle, prize-giving and general chatting and milling about.
Everyone seemed to enjoy the day and it was suggested that we do it again before the year is out.
Photos Courtesy: Peter Mitchell