Three plus One

On my best behaviour today, had the wife with me and also Paddy.

Nice to be back at Orton Mere after last weeks expedition to Ferry Meadows.

Quite on the trains and in the station, not really a day to be out and about.

One of the gates off the crossing by the station had been ripped off and thrown in the river by the Mere.

It was rescued by members of the canoe club and put back into place with the able assistance of Paddy & Harry, it’s removal was another act of senseless vandalism that seems to take place from time to time irrespective of where you are.

Harry has started his years work on the garden and he has put in some hours this weekend and it’s already looking nice.

But the highlight of the day was the thank you train for the volunteers after the last service. Really nice to see people who I don’t often see and an excellent buffet as well. Plus a ride behind the 4f steam locomotive.

All in all a super day irrespective of the lack of customers and the gate problem.