Category Archives: Racing rowing and paddling

The Harlingen-Terschelling sloepenrace

33 kilometers of this! How? I take my hat off to you, ladies and gentlemen of Friesland.

PS – there’s more here. Thirteen starts of ten boats each, apparently…

Breton ladies sculling

Breton ladies sculling

Here’s something you don’t see every day – Breton women in traditional dress engaged in a sculling race. May the best hat win, I say…

I nicked this from Chris Partridge’s excellent weblog Rowing for Pleasure, who got it from Francophile dinghy cruising maven and Dinghy Cruising Association president Roger Barnes.

A harbour stroll: Porthleven

Porthleven – read about this fishing port near Helston in Cornwall here. As you may have realised, we’ve got our Internet back after a trying 51 days without a telephone service.

PS – The mediaeval wall paintings showing a sailing ship and a mermaid complete with a mirror and St Christoper walking through water are in the parish church at the nearby village of Breage. It’s well worth a look if you’re passing by.