Afloat!!! –and rowing in a new boat!
All the Gals, and a certain Guy
slogging it out under a Summer sky.
Determined, all, to give their best,
Measured their efforts,
Maintained their rhythm
– even tho’ behind the rest
were a true TEAM, with no sign of schism.
Job done! All is well.
Safely beached in an uncertain swell
-still they tended to their boat.
Tended with care –unlike some other vessels there.
Checked the retrieved vessel sat on its trailer fair and square….
Truly a Team as they tackled Southampton Water’s ebb and flow
This surely must be a Team that will go - and go!
Sign of an excellent day when everyone breaks out into poetry! Thank you gentlemen for letting us come out to play. May not have been with the front runners, but comments received show we rowed the (nearly) four miles with style AND smiles - can't beat that! Magic day - again , many thank yous.
What was really good about our two and a half mile row--they said it was four!!--was the cameraderie of the crew and cox. We might not have won but we were the friendlist and happiest crew.
Liked your poem
Thanks for joining in the fun.
Quite brilliant comment Nigel, I did not know you were the Poet Laureate in waiting. Thank you for being a truly excellent cox in what represented the true spirit of Langstone Cutters Rowing Club.
Hi Terri, Thanks for getting the crew together for our Netley Regatta "4 mile" race---it was a very good friendly crew and cox and considering two of the members had not ever rowed in a galley it was a jolly good show by all. Thanks for all your good comments on this forum