Monday, 19 November 2012

The Weekend

Such a busy weekend! On Saturday we were both rowing/coxing in the Winter Head race, and James was coxing two divisions back to back. Sadly neither of us won our categories, but we both came second, with my crew second only to another eight from the same club and squad, with some overlap of rowers, by just 7 seconds!

After racing we spent a couple of hours sawing and chopping up pallets for kindling, before going home to help a fellow boater whose engine has packed up move to the waterpoint to pump out. It was an interesting towing challenge, given that their boat is 70ft! In the evening we headed to the pub to celebrate a rowing friend's birthday, and to give a good send off to another, who is leaving.

On Sunday, James was off to Ely again to try and get the Irene's engine going again. Still no luck with that! One day, maybe, he will come back saying, "it works!" I was rowing in the morning and then my friend Hannah and I went foraging. She's not done it before so wanted some guidance on what to gather and then how to process it afterwards. It was a gloriously sunny day and we had a nice bike ride interspersed with foraging.We made lots of lovely apple, rosehip, haw and redcurrant "Towpath Jam".

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