The Rowmantic Valentine’s Day Adventure.

Valentine’s Day, Friday 14th February, was a great window of opportunity in between Storms Ciara and Dennis as Diana, Richard A, Andrew F, Duncan and Barry gathered for a row to Dilham. First there was the important matter of establishing “Hoi Larntan” in place of “Bluejacket” so that the latter could be towed to Bayfield Brecks for its seasonal makeover. This was done quickly in the morning sunshine. Many thanks to David P for towing.

The Valentine’s crew was off before 10.30 and Duncan kept a steady stroke to Wayford Bridge and the coffee stop. A quick change of positions and Barry coxed down to the river fork just before Dilham. Using short paddles, borrowed from the Nancy Oldfield Trust, the crew made for Dilham, turned and headed for lunch at the Wayford Bridge Inn. Paddling was great fun and the banter flowed.

After an excellent lunch, paddles were stowed and it was rowing as usual as Diana coxed “Hoi Larntan” back to Barton Turf. The skiff docked just before 3 pm as the wind lifted. Thanks to Richard A for a well organised and thoroughly enjoyable “rowmantic” adventure.