Mystery Tour 2012

The annual Mystery Tour held regularly on May Bank Holiday Monday is no longer a mystery. The group met at Mendlesham Mast and were directed to Stonham Barns. After all the rain of the past week we managed a day of dancing in the dry…hooray! Surprisingly for 10 o’clock in the morning we also managed to gather an audience around us to watch us perform garland and cotswold dances. Then, of course, it was coffee and chat time. Jan then handed out the details of the next venue, The Shipwreck at Shotley Gate. This was a brilliant port of call, the sun came out as we danced, as did the audience, and there was so much to see and do, the private yachts, the boats from Felixstowe and Harwich, a craft fayre, the HMS Ganges Museum, and some very pleasant and interesting walks along by the river, we just didn’t have time to look at and do everything. After a succesful dance session we enjoyed a ploughmans lunch in the pub, a good chat, and then a piece or two of Jan and Pauline’s birthday cake. We decided to do a second dance spot outside the pub of solely North West dances and Step Clog. All went very well with lots of smiles on the faces of the dancers. Our last dance spot was at Woolverstone Marina, a beautiful picturesque river scene, but a bit late in the day we found for an audience. However, it truely was a pretty venue with a good surface and as it was the end of the day we seemed to relax and particularly the Cotswold team both dancers and music just crumbled into laughter on the last dance, it just wouldn’t go right…good job our Cotswold leader Eammon wasn’t around! We then went into the very comfortable bar, with settees and a fire and cheerfully chatted for about an hour before driving home. A good day had by all.
Submitted by Jan Robinson on Tuesday 8 May 2012 at 04:21