On Easter Monday eight enthusiastic Nomad members met at the Aquadrome for the club’s first post second lockdown recreational paddling session. We were mostly a bit rusty and the weather, though sunny, threatened snow for later. After a quick discussion we split into two groups with four members including Mike heading for Bury lake and four others including Matt heading up the Grand Union to the river Chess.
Mike’s group on Bury lake reportedly did three or four laps of the lake buffeted by an arctic wind and snow flurries before retiring around 11.30, while Matt’s group got to the top of the navigable Chess and returned via a play stop on the W shaped weir on the Chess, which was flowing the best we’d seen it – enough to hold a boat sideways – and returned to the club around 12.30.
Much enjoyment was had being back in boats again and both polo and recreational sessions will now be continuing, as will club trips starting with the Gade loop on April 11th and the Great Ouse at Bedford on May 9th. Please do sign up again for sessions and trips if you’re an existing member – New joiner sessions will follow as soon as possible.