There is a nice midday tide on Saturday and the weather forecast is promising so I propose we visit a new destination - the Platform Tavern at Town Quay in Southampton, home of the Dancing Man micro-brewery.
Meet at the boat park, Langstone, at 09.30 to load the boat(s) on trailer(s) for a 10.00 departure.
11.00 Launch at Warsash. Row to Town Quay (6 miles).
14.00 Depart Town Quay
15.00 Recover Warsash
16.00 Return Langstone.
Please note that the approach to Town Quay will take us across or close to several busy shipping lanes including the cruise liner terminal, the car transporter terminal and the Red Funnel IoW ferry terminal, so experienced rowers for this one please. Of course, if anybody wants to go to the pub by land it would be great to see you there (please have my pint ready when I arrive!).
Hi Chris. Cheryl possibly experienced enough now but I'm not so best I do what I'm good at MEETING YOU AT THE PUB! Cheryl going to come with me to the pub too so we will not be rowing. Can you give me an idea where you will be landing and ETA so we can see you come in. Cheers ~ Ron
Chris, I think that I spot a potential vacancy for a cabin boy and would like to apply. I do have a prior appointment on the other side but can be at the Mill by 9.45am if that would be okay? Cheers, Tim
That's a huge pity, Rachel. We will miss you!
Tim - that is fine, see you at 09.45.
The crew now is:
We will be meeting Ron and Cheryl at the Platform Tavern. Don't forget your camera, Ron...
The forecast is looking very good and I think it will be a great row.
Hi Chris, Have camera, will travel. Any idea where you will be landing? . By the way, I have some pics from the Trafalgar Night, towards the end, some are a bit blurred. Don't know if that was the camera or me! See you Saturday ~ Ron
Hi Chris, I have secured a pass out after all and can row tomorrow. Marion had posted that she couldn't make it and I've just called her to check and she can't so I think that means there is still a space for me?
Chris - there's something in the Geneva Convention about NOT teasing sorely peed-orf Sparkes! ...... bad enough to miss a good row, but posting pics of ale being supped, vintage ship mooring bouys AND the lovely Shieldhall leaning against her bit of wall are cruel in the extreme!!
But for the pics of Rachel gurning at seagulls I forgive you totally!! :-D ......... and how come Rachel is the only person with an (apparently) empty glass in the pic of you lot in the Platform????