Last Sunday brought a brief but welcome break to the recent storms, the night sky had been clear and bright, lit by a full moon, so I took the opportunity to get up and out for an early morning row.
The river was flat calm and I wasn't alone, this group of canoeists had a similar idea.
I was relieved to see that Matilda Emilie was safe and well on her mooring, it had been a couple of weeks since I'd been down to check on her, gusts of 70 knots had been recorded over the preceding Friday night.
Down in Hamble for a welcome cup of tea, things were equally quiet and what a welcome change to be able to sit outside for breakfast in the sunshine, it's been a long winter and I suspect not quite over yet.
Swale Smack & Barge Match, 10th August 2019
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