The latest group photo of those going rowing, as at October 2017.
From left to right is Tendai Noel, Julie Fox, Nad, Emma Gilfoyle, Louise, James Smith, Jonathan Nesbitt and Penny Macnair and Magic the dog.
In February 2016, a group of Blind Life in Durham members started rowing in a purpose built dry tank in Durham with the aim of rowing, with a little assistance from sighted people, on the River Wear. Below is a video and some pictures showing their progress.
To begin with, they rowed with one oar each and progressed to going out on the river Wear.
Then after the summer break, they are now practicing skulling - rowing with an oar in each hand