Marianne writes: With the depressing inevitability of an unloved season, I’m afraid the First Minister has once again announced that Edinburgh is to remain in Level 3. No rowing for a while yet.
Meanwhile, keep up whatever activity you can. If you’re out and about walking or cycling, there are some interesting winter visitors from northern European around – redwings, fieldfares, and the stunning waxwing. One of the benefits of our part of the world is that these visitors fly up the Forth, island hopping before dispersing. The images below are from the RSPB.
Mike McD writes: The very first organised fund-raising event for Scottish Coastal Rowing Project – Queensferry (SCRP-Q) was ‘Music to Rock your Boat’, held on 12 November. Organised with the help of Queensferry Boat Club we had the Q-Beats: Brian White, Joan Umpherston, Calum and Janet Finlayson and special guest Pete Colinson. Not sure if Pete had written his song by then, since it includes the line “and Ferry Lass is her name“, but we all enjoyed a good evening of music and cheer.
Continuing his series marking the tenth anniversary of QRC, club historian Mike McD writes: Bit of a catch-up, I’m afraid!
On this day – 24th October, SCRP-Q played host to the 2nd AGM held by the SCRA, in our premises at Units 4&5 the Loan. It is therefore opportune that our own Anne Purcell should be elected this year on to the committee.
November 2010 was quite a busy month – on the 1st a big article (see below) was written up in the Sunday Herald about Coastal Rowing featuring a picture of work in progress on Ferry Lass. On the 9th we held our 8th committee meeting to discuss a whole range of issues from a Saturday rota to welcome visitors, flyers, the logo, the colour and name for the boat, Ceilidh on launch night and our first regatta with the RNLI in June. To say nothing of the up-coming ‘Music to Rock your Boat’ and the famous Conker Competition!
Club Covid officer Marianne writes: In the first of her weekly reviews, the First Minister has announced that Edinburgh will remain in Level 3 from next week. In short, no rowing for us.
She did, however, cite some cautious notes of optimism that some areas, including Edinburgh, may move to Level 2 at some point in the ‘near future’. Fife, Perth and Kinross, and Angus will join us in Level 3 from next week. Any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Keep safe and keep looking out for each other.