Well, it felt like it yesterday. In the morning Rob and crew were out with the turning buoy, which you can just see (if you are lucky) in the stern of the boat as they made their way back home from an outing in near perfect conditions.
(Photo taken from the Blakeney webcam, sited on the roof of the White Horse pub in the High Street, courtesy of Glaven Valley Internet and Print Ltd – many thanks to both – a fantastic resource. If you haven’t had a look, please do. New picture every two minutes or so – and the White Horse is a great place for a drink and to eat).
In the p.m. it was back to oars – stretching and lacing the leathers which had been soaking for a couple of days in a bath of water. Oars now varnished and blades being painted – bit of shaping to handles and we should be there.
Rob brought my new t-shirt, in special Strangford Skiffie Worlds livery:
Pretty smart eh? And they are wicking too! If you don’t know what that is, ask Rob.