Monday, 23 December 2013

Up the Creek with Four Paddles

Taking a 30ft galley up a narrow winding river with oars sticking out either side is not easy, so on our jaunt up the Hamble to the curry house at Botley we took paddles as well. On the way up, we had no cox so I sat in the cox's seat and steered with a paddle. On the way down, I took Dragonfly and her crew transferred to Avery A, so they had a cox. Mind you, steering a 30ft boat at low speed with a tiny rudder is tricky, so a good deal of 'left hand down a bit' was needed.

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