Bank Holiday Monday is forecast to be really nice, with mist in the morning clearing to a sunny day. And all the fitness freaks are away doing gig championships and monster rows from London to Paris and stuff, so while their backs are turned why don't you join me for a big fried breakfast at East Head?
We will meet at the Mill slipway at 08.00hrs, armed with my stove, a frying pan and lots of illegal substances such as bacon, spam, eggs and oil. Fried bread, anyone? We should be back by 12.00 at the latest.
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OK here's the plan.
Firstly, there is change of destination. On mature consideration, the neap tide (4.1m) means it is unlikely we will have time to get out to East Head, have breakfast and get back before the water leaves, so instead we will start with a row out to Marker Point and come back to the beach at Northney, next to the north slipway, where we will have breakfast. Then it is a short hop back to the Mill.
The meeting time remains at 08.00 but if one or two people could arrive a little early we could get the boats in for a prompt departure.
There are eleven of us coming, so we will take Gladys and Mabel.
Please bring one item of evil fry-up food, enough to provide a taster for everyone. Don't be super-generous - we don't want to be taking mountains of food back with us. I will be bringing spam, delicious fried.
Other options include eggs, bread, bacon, sausages, black pud, hash browns, mushrooms and beans. Please specify what you are bringing to avoid duplication.
To simplify things, please bring a plate and eating irons, and a flask with your favourite breakfast fluid in it (we won't pry).
I will bring a stove and a frying pan, and if a couple of other people would do the same we will be able to get the job done quickly.
Have I forgotten anything?
See you tomorrow!
If there is still space on this escapade then Tom and Toby and I would like to tag along. We can bring snausages and a frying pan and primus if required.
Unfortunately I am suffering from a trapped nerve so would prefer to cox or be a passenger.
Thanks for organising a great row and fry up Chris. Perhaps we could hold the world championships next year to see who could row and then create the best breakfast. It would give those Cornish something to think about .
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