|Me in action with camcorder. Photo by Chris Irvine|
It was a good event, spread along the Chatham waterfront from the 'bus facility right the way to the far end, with a fairly extensive programme and lots of ongoing activities for visitors, especially (but not only) children.
I was there from before it opened to after it closed, apart from a spell back at home to upload the video clips I had by then shot and to partly quick-charge the camcorder's battery. I met friends and acquaintances, and also colleagues from the council, made a new friend or two, and enjoyed the day.
I shall be editing the (more than eighty!) clips into a proper production to upload to my YouTube channel, probably during the next few days. I shall embed it here once that has been completed. There's so much material that – even after editing – it will probably end up in at least two parts, owing to the YouTube 15-minute limit imposed on those of us without mobile 'phones (yes, that's the only reason I can't change that limit).
UPDATE 4 June: Meanwhile, the always-excellent Rochester People has now posted three galleries of still photos from the River Festival...