You would have been forgiven for thinking it was the start of summer rather than the end of March, as we enjoyed our third paddle out on the Thames on Saturday. The weather was glorious with blue skies and just a light breeze.

We welcomed Sonia for her first paddle, along with Chris and Brian from Henley, and Katerina and Jamie from Cambridge Royals.

Esmee was our helm, and we practiced new techniques including trying to make our paddle stroke more efficient, this involved some of us cooling off a little with the paddle splashes.

The process of getting the boat ready, and in the water (and the reverse at the end), is improving with each session. After a warm down and debrief, it was time to sit outside in the pub garden at The Isis Farmhouse and enjoy the sunshine, a drink and a good old natter.

Some slow mo action – we’re still working on our timing!

We’re building up our members, and we have space in the boat for new paddlers, please do get in touch if you want to come along.