British Summer Time…

Alan reports on a brisk row after the clocks go forward one hour:

“We took Bluejacket on the evening tide of the first day of British Summer Time.

It was a pleasure to get back to rowing at Blakeney again, with its tides and shallows and wrecks to contend with.  A welcome asset to the crew was our gig rower from Devon; she very quickly settled into rowing the St Ayles skiff and wants to row again if the opportunity arises.2017.03.26-1.jpg

We quickly realised that rowing out to see the seals at The Point was too ambitious.  On the outward journey, the wind from the East was blowing us fairly briskly against the incoming tide,  suggesting the return journey against the wind and against the (ebb) tide would be too much.  Instead, we enjoyed a short break for shared refreshments and a mardle at the old Lifeboat station returning to the Carnser whilst there was sufficient light.  There was still time for a quick drink at The Kings Arms!”

 

Hey, what about me? Don’t I get a drink too?

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Changeover time…

Rosemary reports of the last row of the Winter season on a beautiful day at Barton:

“It may look like autumn harvest in the Islands but it’s spring harvesting the reeds in March, opposite How Hill here in Norfolk.  A wily marsh harrier has just just flown away out of shot.”IMG_5725.JPG

 

Both boats now in commission, relishing the salt water again at Blakeney.

 

 

Spring 2017…it’s arrived!

Roland took the photo and sent these words: 

“Here are 4 of the famous five (Roland, Dan, Tom, Rob and Steve) making landfall near Blakeney Point. They fought their way against a brisk wind from the WNW and an incoming tide, hugging the North side (of Blakeney Pit) to land just up from Pinchen Creek. No one about, not even illegal immigrants, visitors or National Trust wardens, just the wildlife. Bliss.”

 

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You too can enjoy a glorious outing – Bluejacket is at Blakeney and Hoi Larntan has a couple more weeks at Barton Turf. All you have to do is book a seat and have fun.