Those who were there won’t forget the great evening we spent last year entertaining each other at the Red Lion.
Well, It’s happening again. Once more, we have some capable people lined up to provide some entertainment, but we’re also looking for new talent, so if you can tell a story, recite a poem, sing a song, play some music – bring your song sheet or script and come along. Even if you can’t, come along anyway. Booking is advised, so we have enough meals to go around. Book onto the event, or send an email to the usual places.
See you there.
In case you haven’t got the date in your diary for later this month,
just a reminder about the social gathering in Alnwick, being hosted by Sue Perry and Ed Mcgough.
January 21st, start around 7:00 pm.
Dolphin were around to escort the Pride Of Aln on Friday.
The pictures below were taken off Warkworth Beach in Northumberland in July 2016 during a kayak fishing trip.
We had the LBH open to the public on the Saturday of the Arts Festival. A rota of rowers took charge, and after a slow start (artists rise late) we were talking to dozens of people for the rest of the day.
On the 21st June, early risers aimed to see the sun rise from the sea. It did so, right on cue, but was modest enough to hide behind some clouds. Didn’t stop the barbecue though, and three launches to fit all the rowers.
On the 25th we enjoyed a day of talking to the landlubbers at Alnwick Market, where a special ‘Taste of the North’ market was running. Big success, and more newcomers wanting a ‘Taste of Rowing.’
On June 4th we hied to Little Shore at Amble, and had a great day with eight, or was it nine, skiffs and crews. The plan for us to row to Amble, crewchange, row around Coquet Island, crewchange, go round again, crewchange, have some sprints, crewchange, and row home. What actually happened was that the weather stopped all that, and we had a great row up river in company, to the pub at Warkworth.
Notice all those crewchanges though? Our best ever turnout of rowers as far as numbers go
Everyone had a great day out.
Sunday March 15th, and Alnmouth Rowing were down on the beach by 0800 hours – reserving the parking spaces for visitors, and setting up the frying pans for the bacon rolls.
No rain, the wind was, well, moderate, but the sea was looking lively, and likely to stay so. Still, we had the lifeboat house set up, looking splendid in its new coat of whitewash internally, and windows that let in light.
Skiffs rolled in and were lined up outside the boathouse,making a fine display, from North to South – Pride of Aln, Coquet Spirit, Crofton, and Grace all turned up, with crews attracted by the smell of frying bacon.
Her grace, The Duchess of Northumberland, arrived on time, to find all the boats away down the beach so we could launch into the river estuary, and after being lifejacketed and given the crew briefing by our guest cox, the crew walked out to the crowds and the boats, climbed aboard, and the games began. After rowing round in to the river, her grace was heard to say “can we go out in the waves now” so we duly obliged and moved out to where the rollers were breaking. The crew of Grace shot a fine film of Pride of Aln,with the Duchess at No 3 and Tony, winner of the auction to share the maiden voyage, at No 2.