On our social trip to Waldringfield we all had lots of fun
After a last minute change to crews and transport
The skiff’s covers were finally undone!
As so often happens – the buckets were nearly taken for a ride
But Jo ran back with them to the dinghy park
So there was plenty of room inside
Whisstock was launched first with her magnificent crew
I’m biased as I was one of them
But Whispers crew were brilliant too!
Whisper went first to the pontoon, to ensure there wasn’t a fall
In fact all her crew were very nimble
And this was not needed at all.
It was not a race…supposedly all for fun
But when Whisper was drawing nearer to Whisstock
The Whisstock crew became rather glum!
With tide and wind against us, we rowed with all our might
But in fact it was not too long
Before The Maybush came in sight
Fiona met us on the beach …her solo bike ride had been fun
Tables found, drinks ordered …..
The socialising had begun!
It took some effort to drag one of the cox away
The other was keen to have the tide with us
For a least a little part of this day
Two travelled back by car and others swapped their seats
And Whisper and Whisstock returned home safely
Our great day out complete
But we can’t end without saying a great big ‘Thank You’
To Dave & Julian, our able cox and
Fiona & Caro our special organising two!
By Cathie Taylor, 3 September 2022