Here he is again, this time Santa is waiting to climb aboard a boat full of families with excited children, to give out the Christmas presents from his great big sack. Every year the K&Avon Canal Trust runs a series of Santa Cruises in the two weeks before Christmas, and they are always very popular. This morning "Kenavon Venture" left Devizes Wharf at 11am, and cruised up the canal to the point on the bank where Santa would appear. There was much excitement and jollity on board, as the children drank squash and ate Christmas biscuits, and the mummies and daddies drank mulled wine and ate yet more mince pies.
The boat is passing under London Road bridge here on her return journey with Santa onboard giving out the presents. The trip is meant for families with grannies and grandads, but sometimes adults without children buy tickets, and that's for a trip back down memory lane! The boat arrived back at the wharf at 12 noon, where Santa enjoyed a mug of mulled wine, before he took off again on his reindeer sleigh!
Good old Santa Claus!