Gig Rowing Expedition to Swanage

21 GGBC members travelled to Swanage last weekend, where some very patient members of the Swanage Gig Rowing Club taught us the strange and ancient art of gig rowing. The seats are for pushing against not sitting on, bowside is stroke side and visa versa, the cox really needs a life jacket (goodness it was quite bumpy in places!) and the oars were made out of kryptonite or whatever the heaviest material known to man is. No sliding seats – upper body muscle and a tub of sudocrem is all that is required.

But we all loved it! The sun shone on our efforts. We had a lovely evening in a roof top bar overlooking the bay and the YHA was really very nice indeed. A fabulous weekend away. Thank you Tom for organising.