thread Also my job today involved looking at a pair of oars
and saying which i preferred...

Yes, oars, that was not a phonetic miss-spelling.

in a factory in poland between a bedroom that will end up being shipped to the caribean and another which will go to inverness. If someone mentions that they went to a hotel in inverness and found an oar above the bed, then things have gone slightly wrong.
permalink Oarsome!
permalink they had a small kayak one from a different thing
it was amazingly nice to hold, really well balanced. it was quite odd how light and natural it felt.... i guess that's a few thousand years of people using and improving this stuff.