Last weekend thirteen intrepid athletes travelled to Orford for a day out on the river Ore. Despite being caught in the rain on several occasions and having to deal with way too much Vaseline (thank you Mr Chairman!) everyone had a lovely time. The water might have fallen from above but being mirror calm from beneath made up for the inconvenience. Despite the somewhat grey and bleak conditions spirits were high as the crews made their way to Aldeburgh for lunch and then on towards Iken before turning for the trip home.
For many this was the first time they had rowed on a different river but also the first time that they have been involved with de-rigging and loading boats so there were a lot of very shiny new rigger jiggers!
Big thanks go to Will Notcutt for making it possible by towing the boats.