This was way back in winter, during the lockdown. Not exactly true as I'd been working out on the rowing machine in my office all winter. But I've managed to do precious little rowing ever since this year with the pressures of too many conflicting demands on my time.
As I recall this was a fine day in prospect with light winds, so I got out early and rowed down river before the crowds started showing up.
Note to self must get back into the rowing habit.