Sunday, January 25, 2009

Food for Thought

Went to the pool for a Saturday morning kayak session which as ever was well worth the loss of one weekend morning lie in. Rewarding in two other ways as well: learnt something from someone who knew a lot more than me and explained something to someone who was just starting.

Today had lunch with an old sailing chum who has recovered remarkably quickly from breaking her back (really!) and discussed what we each might be planning this year. Ideas bounced around ranged from doing the Fastnet again (though honestly a bit unlikely), cruising off Scotland, Cowes week big boats and dinghies on the Thames. Decisions decisions!

Its a bit like this upcoming trip to country Y - what to do within a short time there? Is sailing really the best way to discover what its like even though it would be amazing?

Some good questions to chew over while enjoying a traditional roast with all the trimmings at the Duke's Head (above) while watching heavy rain pound a grey Thames.


Anonymous said...

This is one of the most moving photos I have ever seen on the web. Good I miss the Duke's. A pint of mixed and a pack of Kettle chips please

JP said...

Its still there, and as welcoming as ever.

Next time you're over!

Greg and Kris said...

Me too! Saw the Boathouse; now gotta do the Duke's Head.

JP said...

Greg - next time!