Friday 17th December. The Second Outing.

There are some prolific “Crabbers” out there! Many thanks to Alan C for words and pictures and to Rosemary F for sending in two more photographs worthy of a caption competition. Keep those reports coming in, they’re much appreciated.

“My first row since before the pandemic started.  I must confess to having felt more than a little nervous/anxious for so many reasons; obviously Covid, but I was questioning myself. Would my skills be up to it…?

I needn’t have worried as Rosemary, Robin, Humphrey and Adrian took me in their stride or should I say stroke.  I was rusty but kept pace and did not catch too many crabs.  The bubble of conversation in the boat and at How Hill was non-stop.

With no wind (smoke rising vertically) the early morning mist lingered until perhaps 1:00pm.

Several fishermen were hailed and exaggerated the size of the fish they were catching, only a couple of pleasure craft and river police kept us company.  Spotter badges were awarded for the heron and the marsh harrier but the otters kept their distance.

Already looking forward to my next row”

Alan Collett.