Today was the date arranged for our Annual Outing to Henley.
Despite the promising sunshine at the start of the day, by the time 2pm rolled around, the rain was teeming down in Maidenhead.
Around 25 diehards met up at Parkside as planned and quickly decided that travelling over to sit outside by the river in Henley wasn’t going to be a viable option.
Instead, we headed into the hall and spent some time playing a variety of games ranging from Giant Pick-up-Sticks to Kerplunk and Jenga.
We ate our various packed ‘teas’ and, with the weather improving, decided to make the best of a wet afternoon with a late afternoon visit to Ray Mill Island.
Accordingly those of us who had lasted the distance of the afternoon drove down to the Thames at Maidenhead, parked up and enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the island followed by an ice cream.
The afternoon which had begun so dismally in heavy rain ended in brilliant sunshine.