Monthly Archives: August 2012

Disgruntled of Mirfield

The forecast today was rain showers. It didn’t happen. It was very breezy and for most of the day it was a following wind altogether a really nice day. Rule 3 was used today in swan deception. First poor breakfast … Continue reading

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Goat in Scalp

Well it was blowing a hoolie this morning and the rain was horizontal. It was virtually, virtually too wet to roll my customary morning fag – thats how bad it was. However off we set and the rain gradually became … Continue reading

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Capital Snog

Tuesday 28th August  Well another day and an entirely different weather system.  Blue skies, wonderful sunshine and a zephyr breeze nudging us towards our goal – well actually into families of swans. Yesterday a cob chased us for some 500yds … Continue reading

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Captains Muse

The weather forecast today of rain across the country and wind was the kind of weather you don’t want when you are rowing. Well the wind was either dead ahead or on the starboard bow. The squalls of rain came … Continue reading

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Captains Update

Glorious weather, bowels and tendons back in fine fettle. In the care of Andy, Michelle and family today. So we travelled gently towards Stone arriving for lunch. Jennifer has a masterful surgical kit for all eventualities. To date I have … Continue reading

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Sausages Silt and Swans … again

With a new Crew and energised with a hearty breakfast cooked on a canal side grill … eat your heart out George Foreman! ………. First action of the day was to negotiate the lock at The Star. Stone was a … Continue reading

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Blood Sweat and Beers

A great day on the Trent Mersey as Lady Brenda sails majestically into Stone. A warm day and a large contigent on the bank saw the Swan pull quietly into the mooring at Stone. The day had gone really well and … Continue reading

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