My training for the World Gig Rowing Championships on the Isles of Scilly next April/May began this morning. In fact it began at dawn …… A group of us were on the beach at Exmouth at 7am before it was even light. It was 4 degree and the tide was two hours off high. We had launched Avocet and were rowing by 7.20 just as the sun came up. My feet were so cold but other than that it was a very pleasant row. Polly coxed us very well in some trying tidal conditions.
Lots more of these early starts over the coming autumn and winter months – just need to work out how to keep my feet warm ….