AFTER they saw their pontoon and boat wash downstream, the owners of Bundy River Cruises are simply happy to be reopening upstream - at Grunske's by the River.

They cruise operators were offered the new location, as reported in the NewsMail, on September 10.

Bundy River Cruises owner Lisa Lockley said she and husband Darren were grateful to the community for its support.

"It's overwhelming to us that people care," Mrs Lockley said.

"It's a great location at Grunske's; it's perfect."

The Lockley couple were also grateful to Grunske's by the River for opening up their premises to their business.

"They extended the invitation," Mrs Lockley said.

"A lot of the businesses on the river do try and support and look out for one another."

Open just shy of a week, Mrs Lockley said she was excited to be moving forward after eight months in dry dock.

Grunske's owner Paul Grunske said the pontoon they had offered the Lockley couple had not long been back in the river.

"We pulled it out before the floods and only recently put it back in," he said. "We didn't save much but we saved that."

The Lockley family purchased the Bundy River Cruises business in 2009.

When describing their journey since then, Mrs Lockley said they remained positive.

"We've been through two floods and lost 18 to 20 months of business," Mrs Lockley said.

"But we're still here and we're still smiling."



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