Day Trip to Waldringfield

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