Winter Sundays

The last three Sundays in January, two boats, full of happy rowers have made their way down river to join the queue at the Blue Star Café, enjoying the usual refreshments before making their way back.

This time of year the river offers a continuing sight of all the birds that flock to the mud flats.

The last Sunday we passed the Brent geese with their gentle low pitched calls, who were busy feeding in groups along the shore. As we came round the point at Land’s End we were able to pass close to those geese at the water’s edge, beaks busy foraging and indifferent to us.

The lapwings that rise and swirl, the ducks the swans the dunlins, there is something to see at almost every stroke.

This Sunday despite the cold wind and a falling tide 11 persons were there to row.

The proposal to row down to the fighting top then across to Universal for coffee seemed a good plan and soon put into action.

Thank you to those who came and rowed made these days possible. And thank you to Brian for mending the foot rest for Gig one

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