by James Oliver·Comments Off on Mid-week rowers say thank you to Terry
On Tuesday 10th December 19 the geriatrics of established midweek rowers had hoped to send out an eight and coxed four. This was to show appreciation to Terry for 71/2 years of running his spread sheet that we all had equal rotation of rowing. Unfortunately rain and wind was again at fault. We retired to the Wheelhouse for coffee and cake. Presented Terry and Pauline with theatre tokens.
True to form Terry replied with facts. Top gun was Deidre with 462 outings Freya 379 and Ian a lowly 293.
by James Oliver·Comments Off on Avon Tour 2019 – Stratford to Evesham
With 4 days to go before the tour and the heavy rain over the previous weekend, the Avon was in flood and it was uncertain whether the tour would happen. However, with fine weather over the next few days and the limited catchment area this far upstream, the river fell back quickly to safe levels. Indeed, it became apparent that our challenge would not be water but temperature, with the plume of heat coming up from the Sahara threatening temperatures of 35˚c (or 95˚f in old money).