Next, Sam displayed his boat, Pacific Pete, at Crick Boat Show in Northamptonshire. As a publicising exercise, my son sat on board and answered questions about what this was all about. One gentleman went to great lengths to obtain a good view; another seemed more interested in his lunch; was a third offering Sam a pint?
Back home in Newark, during the Dragon Boat Festival,
Louisa took a turn at fielding the questions. The gentleman seemed more engrossed than did his partner.
Sam’s friend Lewis Cove carried a bucket collecting donations for the Atlantic row, undertaken the following year.
Hokusai’s Great Wave, I designed the logo Lewis totes. The idea was a play on The Big Sea and The Big C, in aid of which Sam was rowing.