Trip Report – Lewes town centre (Harveys Brewery) to Hamsey and back

Trip Report by Ian Essex
Sunday 29th April, River Ouse, Lewes town centre (Harveys Brewery) to Hamsey and back.
There was a full turnout for this outing, and despite a chilly NE wind, the forecast rain didn’t arrive! Thanks to our able coaches Cathe and Nick, we had easy launches and landings – although some of us still managed to get muddy! – and got the tides just right, i.e. upstream with incoming and downstream with outgoing. The juniors did very well, including a really good paddle upstream. Someone wise enough to know better did exploration of any waterbound trees (I think it was intentional?). We managed a welcome, if chilly ‘picnic’, including jelly babies (courtesy of Leader) at a very convenient put in at Hamsey. A great outing and thanks again to the organisers.