There were no fireworks
display this year, because of the extremely dry conditions of the grass
but, (and wouldn't you know it!) on the Saturday of the Dog Roast,
the rain did fall on and off
during the day and night.
On Saturday evening, because of the rain,
most of the group gathered up on the deck.
Robin brought the traditional bottle
of Crown Royal to pass around to all of the adults,
and made the first
toast to her brother,
Dave Dowler, who passed away earlier in the year.