Monday, 5 May 2008

le Fuzz! 17-15 Monday

The latest update from the speedy team - they've just rung in to me at 17:15

"Currently rowing through the industrial port of Rouen - not a pretty part of the Seine. Brilliant rowing - superb conditions and the cutters have once again taken the lead - they are presently approximately 2 miles ahead of LeFigaROW - and doing well.

Team are tired having been up since four am - but the weather has been warm and hazy sunshine making rowing conditions very comfortable. Everybody Ok and no problems to report"

However it would appear that the river "boys in blue" and the Port Authority can't decide which side of the river the boats should be rowing on... so they've been paid a visit by a Police launch... with a few puzzled French River Police.

Fortunately one of the team speaks fluent French and the law now know whats going on...
apparently the following was heard on the port marine radio (well something approximating to..)

" We have boats and a couple of rowing boats on the Seine - we're not sure what they are doing but they are BRITISH!" (ah well... !)

The team are due in Rouen in the next hour and will then allow the others to catch up before the next stage on to the first lock.


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