Big, big tides, lots of sun and rowers keen to get more practice – first thing to learn is to check the bung is in!
Our plan was to base ourselves on the old Watch-house on the North shore of the Pit at Blakeney – in the end one brief visit was all we managed. The weather and tides were so good we just kept rowing.
Daily visits to check on the seal colony at Blakeney Point (3.5 Km row each way??) and one trip right out to the Bar – but with a ferocious tide just turning we crept back along the shore to dodge the worst of the current. The seals were most inquisitive – not seen a four oar, plus cox, St. Ayles skiff before!
Mike Gilbert again very patiently cajoled us to greater rowing rhythm and even introduced us to techniques which could be our future secret weapon! Can’t say more, never know who reads this blog.
After sea, sun, sand and lots of chocolate biscuits, by way of a complete contrast, Hoi Larntan was towed to North Walsham for an outing on the N Walsham and Dilham canal. Just wide enough to spread the oars but well endowed with weed I am told.
I have pictures of the boat to prove it (courtesy Ian Ruston) but no sign of rowers??