Thanks once again to Alan C for the words and also for towing the skiff safely. Welcome to Pauline and Terry on their first row.
“Last row of 2018/19 to How Hill and first row for Pauline and Terry. Safety instructions duly given, initial rowing guidance given, “come forward to row, row” and that was all that was necessary. The timings were nearly spot on, we pulled together as a team almost from the word go! Stephen occupied stroke position and Sue the bow position; she said she surprised herself at how comfortable she had found it. Stephen set a slow and steady rate, we glided over the water. Alan had very little to do as cox!
On Barton Broad the sailing club had set up its committee station ready for the coming races. We even noticed the channel markers were being painted. As several leisure cruisers passed by, we received and gave salutes to each other.
No fishermen were seen as its now the closed season!
A lovely break at How Hill where we enjoyed Pauline’s Almond slice –thanks Pauline.
Sue coxed the return leg, which was over all too quickly –nothing to do with Sue directing us to power up for ten strokes during which time the boat did indeed move significantly faster…..
Outing over the boat was retrieved from the slipway onto the road trailer with all hands helping. The boat was secured with lashings of ropes, straps and bungees galore, ready to be towed back to Blakeney for the summer but first the Wells row on Sunday.”