Adventure on the high seas (and river)…

While some were helping deliver the Magna Carta to Runnymede on the Thames near Windsor…


Back in Blakeney high drama was narrowly averted by the efforts of our gallant crew…

Four stalwart ladies, with Robin as cox, set off on Sunday in the face of a very swift incoming tide and a strong headwind blowing straight down the Cut. Getting the crew into the boat was tricky enough and once all were aboard it proved difficult to get away from the bank. Five minutes after embarking we got back level with the slipway. We were told that a couple had been spotted marooned on the marshes but at first we couldn’t see them.

We had to row just over halfway down the Cut before Victoria E spotted the teenagers on the marshes. Realising that we were making no headway, we decided to return and try to rescue them. By then the wind had veered to the east, making getting away from the bank after picking up the couple, verging on the impossible. Fortunately we got a tow from a passing RIB and made safe landfall with our passengers near the slip. Barry B who had taken his RIB out with Anta told us that conditions were too rough further out for rowing so turning back early was the right decision.

Two happy teenagers very relieved to back safe and sound. Well done Robin and crew.


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