Sculling a skiff past St Paul's Cathedral
The lighterman's apprentice got to work early. He rowed out to the
lighter, and got it ready for the day's work. Then he rowed back to shore,
and waited for the master to arrive. His next job was to row the lighterman
to the lighter, to start the day’s journeying. By rowing back and
forth on the river in a small boat, the apprentice learnt about the complex
currents and tidal flows in the Thames.