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.
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?