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Wednesday, 4 May 2011

World Pilot Gig Championships

I had a busy weekend as I am rowing in gig once again after a 6 year break!
 My crew is pictured here in the purple gig "Emperor".
It was a tough wekend against very good competition, we finally came in 53rd, not too bad for a new crew that hasn't been rowing together for very long..
An amazing spectacle as ever though with something like 130 on the start line on Saturday afternoon!

Goldfinch

We have been lucky enough to have a pair of Goldfinches visit the back garden for the past couple of weeks.
They seem very content and come and feed daily, makes a nice change from the hundred or so Sparrows that frequent the feeders..