Now I'm back home in Hiroshima-city Japan. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to row 8+ with you. That made my stay in Inverness very full and pleasant.
I really appreciate your kindness. Thank you!
Your water is superb from what I hear. I would love to spend a week at the end of June. Can anyone recommend a nice homely B&B walking distance from the club. Only requirement a decent shower and clean bedlinen and access to some wholesome grub on site or nearby. Edinburgh has no rowing and I only manage if I go to France on hols. May I indulge as a guest if I come up? I live for rowing.
I have only been to Scotland once (when my brother Charles Sabine married a Scot's lass (Stephanie )a couple of years ago at Kincraig). I was only there for a weekend but it meant that I couldn't row with the Shankin crew in the SOuth Coast finals the same weekend. My replacement was very good but as my four came second by a canvas and all our other crews won their events, I thought that had it not been for the wedding, we might have won all three events that day. and I might have achieved what would have been my only win in a final.
Anyway, I don't hold it against him, his wife (as she has a fantastic voice which you can hear on BBC tv almost every day) or Scotland as a whole. I even eat porridge every morning In fact I thought I must come back and teach you about the delights of coastal rowing (Ventnor used to have 3 rowing clubs in its Edwardian heyday) or some of you must come to the Isle of Wight and get a taste of our rugged charm and very
good real ales etc
All the very best, John.