After a very rainy day the weather cleared up for the annual Illuminated Boat Parade this evening. Despite the weather and the cold there were about 18 boats entered and some were quite stunning.
The Gas Street Moorers on their private grandstand canalside viewing platform!
Aquarius - so I suppose it must be the BW entry. The swan moved its head and neck from side to side and the wings went up and down. It was quite spectacular until it hit the side of the bridge and broke. BW did not seem to have anything to do with the show this year - no dragon head at the mouth of the tunnel or dolphins swimming over the lights or the lighthouse.
This entry was actually two boats - lots of flames and smoke.
The Mayor and Noddy Holder, who had just received an award (a sort of hall of fame in Broad Street - he is No 3, Ozzie Osbourne was the first and Jasper Carrot the 2nd - still haven't found out where they actually are in the street yet though.
Then there were the fireworks.