Sunday 11 September 2011

Moody River

The tidal section of the Ouse is an invigorating way to start a Sunday morning- especially with the magical combination of a high tide, a low sun and a strong wind.

It's a beautiful stretch of river, although we missed bits of it because we had too much spray in our faces to see anything.

In still water we cruised at just over 4mph, but once the tide had turned the speed increased to almost 9mph - with the wind and currents in some places creating foot tall waves. The only worry, though, was the risk of losing hats.

In other places the river was calm and smooth with only the GPS to hint at the speed of the tide.

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