Friday, 8 June 2012
It is blowing a gale at the moment but I think by Sunday things will have calmed down and I will have a sea row practice, probably at Chichester. More rowing machine training for the next two days. A week ago I was able to row from Kingsdown to Dover port, a head wind equalling out the tide, with beautiful views of the cliffs, including a recent cliff fall, with pristine chalk. Dover is interesting to enter in a small boat because of the strict control of craft movement, but the port authorities were very helpful. My next trip will be from Dover to Folkestone, selecting a neap tide so the exit from the western entrance is easier. Strong tides and a swell can make it quite bumpy just outside the entrance.