The Carrow Cup: the first pictures.

Saturday 8th December was a great morning out on the river when two crews of Crabbers took part in the annual Carrow Cup competition. The weather was sunny and all crews were ready for a good, hard row. View some scenes below. Thanks to Rosemary and Alan for the photographs. More to follow …

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Smiling through the rain…

On December 7th, Tom H, Diana, Barry, Humphrey and Calum rowed through the rain to Wayford Bridge. This was a preliminary to loading “Bluejacket” on to the trailer for transportation to The Carrow Cup. There was no pause in the conditions but the rowing, as ever, was great fun. The refreshment break saw the crew standing under the bridge drinking ginger liqueur and eating sticky toffees. A great mixture! Pictures of The Carrow Cup to follow …

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Rowing In The Sun.

On Sunday 25th November, the sun shone brightly over Barton Turf as the latest crew of Crabbers took to the water. Jenny, Rob, Diana, Amy and second time rower Emily propelled “Bluejacket” as far as How Hill for a welcome refreshment stop.It was a morning of coaching, changing positions and sheer enjoyment. The skiff arrived back at base just as the clouds and rain appeared. Great timing!

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Two Outings At Barton.

Friday 23rd November was a busy morning at Barton. Two crews took to the water, one at 9.30 and another at 11.30. The morning was misty but the Crabbers are clearly enjoying the activity and the chat. Tom H, Henry, Catherine, Calum and Humphrey formed the first crew; Alan C, Madeleine, Rosemary, Robin and Stephen were in the second outing. Bluejacket was certainly well used. Thanks to Alan for the pictures.

Before The Rain.

These intrepid Crabbers braved rain, wind and hail in a really exciting outing. Vicky, Peter, Diana and Barry – expertly coxed – propelled Hoi Larntan in the direction of Cley before the wind increased even further. The crew, veterans of the Caledonian Adventure, were reminded of the waters of Loch Ness! After a hard row, in ever changing conditions, the decision was made to return to base. The skiff was safely packed up just as the hail arrived. Despite the weather’s best efforts to discourage, it was a hugely enjoyable outing lasting just under an hour.

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A Well Earned Break.

These pictures, sent by Alan, capture the sheer enjoyment of being on the water. This outing took place in beautiful weather on 3rd November. A strong southerly wind meant that the water was slow to arrive but the wait was clearly worth it. After a vigorous row, aided by some expert coaching tips, the crew moored up to enjoy a deserved refreshment stop. It looks like a good time was had by all.

Four Go Rowing …

A crew of four had a great outing on Wednesday 24th October. Adrian, Diana, Barry and first time rower Henry took “Bluejacket” on to Barton Broad before exploring the more sheltered channels. Adrian took rowers through some well ordered coaching exercises, then Diana coxed the boat back to base. The weather was perfect for another morning at Barton. The session was ended with a round of whisky fudge, a souvenir from the recent Caledonian trip.

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