The Rowing Song

In the last few days, Rebels Without Paws have been coming to terms with the fact that the weather has temporarily postponed our Channel row for The AHOY Centre. It’s disappointing. We’ve had to unpack our kit bags and come down from the anticipation and feeling of readiness. We are staying positive, though, and are working with The AHOY Centre to reschedule.

We think that Roald Dahl’s The Rowing Song sums things up quite well. Whilst we have avoided the hurricane a-blowing this time, we’re certainly not showing any signs that [we] are slowing. Unlike the rowers in the poem, though, we will soon know exactly where we are going!

The Rowing Song
Round the world and home again
That’s the sailor’s way
Faster faster, faster faster

There’s no earthly way of knowing
Which direction we are going
There’s no knowing where we’re rowing
Or which way the river’s flowing

Is it raining, is it snowing
Is a hurricane a–blowing

Not a speck of light is showing
So the danger must be growing
Are the fires of Hell a–glowing
Is the grisly reaper mowing

Yes, the danger must be growing
For the rowers keep on rowing
And they’re certainly not showing
Any signs that they are slowing.

Roald Dahl

Please keep your eyes on the blog for updates. We’ll be rowing again soon!

Rebels Without Paws

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