The temperature may have been hovering around zero today, but the still air and bright sunshine made it a perfect day for a row. And the crew that went out found themselves a unique way to keep warm! Photos by Mike McDowall.
Keith writes: Much praise for this afternoon’s “Social Row”!! As well as transporting a passenger, we managed to tow a FORTY FIVE FOOT WATERLOGGED TREE from the middle of the shipping lane to a small beach just west of NQ slipway – taking about 45mns of extreme rowing.
Rachel adds: Well done indeed the crew, I have it listed in the ‘Green Flag Notebook’.
We have no issues with any of the tides for the next week, so plenty of opportunities for rowing. As we are rowing with only Ferry Lass while Ferry Maid has maintenance, it’s a good idea to take advantage of good tides and spread out the rowing.
Monday 12th November
10.13 —- 1.6 m L. 17.28 —- 5.2 m H
10.41 —- 1.9 m L. 18.05 —- 5.0 m H
11.17 —- 2.2 m L. 18.48 —- 4.8 m H
07.34 —- 4.6 m H. 12.06 —- 2.5 m L. 19.37 —— 4.6 m H
08.34 —4.5 m H. 14.58 —- 2.7 m L. 20.37 —— 4.5 m H
09.59 —4.5 m H. 16.03 —2.5 m L.
11.09 — 4.7 m H. 16.51 —- 2.2 m L
Have a good week everyone! The weather looks to be a bonus also: no wind, temperature and rain to trouble us!!
Rachel writes: Attention all 52 people who are booked in to have Christmas Dinner at Scott’s Restaurant on Friday 30th November at 7.30pm. The menu is below. It would be useful and could speed up the serving of the meal, if you were happy to pre-order. Two courses £18.95. There is an option of dessert as an extra, please take that option on the night. It would also be useful if all money was already paid, or ready to pay in a group cheque.
We have all paid a £10 deposit, so this leaves £8.95. to pay. If you are happy to round this up to £10, that will leave an excess of £54.60 ready as a tip! This makes gathering money simple also. On the night if everyone buys and pays for their own drinks as they go along, there will be no more bills.
I have a menu that I can leave available in the shed. I will also have a list printed out where you can add your menu choices, or you could email me and I can fill it out for you if you feel you won’t be around the shed. If you are not happy with these arrangements, please say so.
Please use my email address to communicate! rachelholburn (at) gmail.com
Barbara here: Just to let you know the old site at www.queensferryrowing.org is still functioning and all news and updates are being posted there. I’m working on the changeover and will email the club when it all goes live.
Queensferry Rowing Club’s website is undergoing a sea change – Google Sites is no longer fit for our purposes, so we are shifting to WordPress. It’s something of a learning curve – Who Moved my Cheese? – so please do be patient! If you see anything amiss, please contact me on bjagnew(at)gmail.com and let me know.
A couple of things that won’t be available right away are a PayPal link and the facility to download documents. We may have to revert to old-fashioned methods – cash in an envelope, membership forms in a box in the shed. For the time being www.queensferryrowing.org still points to the old site, but in due time it will bring you here.
Without further techno-waffle, here is Rachel’s listing of the tides for the coming week.
Monday 10th September
10.09 —— 0.2 m L. 16.03 —- 6.1 m H. 22.15 —- 0.7 m L
10.50 —- 0.1 m L. 16.50 —- 6.2 m H. 22.54 —- 0.6 m L
11.25 —- 0.2 mL. 17.35 — 6.0 m H. 23.29 — 0.7 m L
11.57 — 0.5 m L. 18.19 — 5.8 m H. 23.58 —- 1.0 m L
No rowing available as both boats are going to Glasgow.
No rowing available as both boats are competing in Castle to Crane event.
08.12 —- 5.1 m H. 13.14 —- 1.8 m L 20.25 —- 4.9 m H
Rowing as normal.
The last evening rowing session is coming soon: Thursday 20th September.