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This afternoon I scanned a batch of colour negatives from July 2003, produced after the long journey from Henley. First, Sam displayed his boat, Pacific Pete, at Crick Boat Show in Northamptonshire. As a publicising exercise, my son sat on board and answered questions about what this was all about. One gentleman went to great lengths to obtain a good view; another seemed more interested in his lunch; was a third offering Sam a pint?
Back home in Newark, during the Dragon Boat Festival,
Louisa took a turn at fielding the questions. The gentleman seemed more engrossed than did his partner.
Sam’s friend Lewis Cove carried a bucket collecting donations for the enterprise. This was, of course, the Atlantic Row, undertaken the following year. Inspired by
Hokusai’s Great Wave, I designed the logo Lewis totes. The idea was a play on The Big Sea and The Big C, in aid of which Sam was rowing.
This evening we dined on Hordle Chinese Take Away’s excellent fare with which I drank Azinhaga de Ouro Tinto 2015