Sunday, 29 April 2007

Walk tall

Last night Paul Elleray (known to most as Shilo) and his wonderful wife Gillian held a BBQ at their house.Many of the crew were there and it was wonderful to once more be enjoying the joys of summer amongst friends.Paul and Dan were on form and having fun.Tom was taking a welcome break from work, he's had his busiest ever start to the charter season in his new boat.Shilo's son Anthony had a new toy, a pair of springy stilts, naturally these were the centre of attention.Sadly they carry a weight limit and so only the miserly massed Liz and Jo could try them out. With a helping hand and much laughing they soon got the hang of them and were strutting their stuff up and down the street.

Walk tall, walk straight and look the world right in the eye
That's what my mama told me when I was about knee high
She said son, be a proud man and hold your head up high
Walk tall, walk straight and look the world right in the eye

(Val Doonican)


Anonymous said...

This maywell sound a daft question (but hey why break the habit of the lifetime!!) what do you do about drinking alcohol on occasions such as this? Or post training pints in the pub? I assume you aren't all tee total, but then on the flip side you could get called out at any moment.

Cheers Martin

Savage Family said...

Not related to this post... but....

thumbing through 'Canoe & Kayak' today whilst waiting for a haircut, chanced upon your very good article about the Napoli trip you did. Didn't realise at first till I saw a picture of a chap in a kayak who looked a little familiar from somewhere.

Good read, nice work getting it published.

lifeboatjohn said...


Glad you liked the article, you are the only person apart from family who I know has read it! Another coming soon with a rescue theme.....perhaps in Paddles magazine.

All the best