Lovely Winters Day for checking moorings

Flowerpot Island at Richmond with cormorants

After a lot of work clearing Robin Arundel’s prop from a couple of metres of tangled rope, and rebuilding the prop thrust plate supports, this Sunday I finally got to taker her for a spin around our moorings by the flowerpot islands to check our boats (bailing, covers ropes etc)

The day could not have been better, the flood of a 7.2m (London Bridge) spring tide perfectly cancelling the almost 200cumecs of fluvial flow so the river was flat calm and glassy for about 1.5 hours. It was still very cold , ice in the boats and frost on Robin Rescue, but quite beautiful, tough had to wade back along the river front (glad I had wellies)

I just love being on the River!

Trevor – Centre Manager