A Fife pensioner has rowed nearly 17 miles down the Tay for charity for the seventh time.
It was lucky number seven for 74-year-old David Winch, from Wormit, as the weather stayed clear and he rowed into Broughty Ferry harbour a full half-hour ahead of schedule.
The journey from Newburgh in Fife to Broughty Ferry is almost 17 miles and it took two and a half hours to complete the trip.
David’s achievement raised £1,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care and an additional £1,000 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute.
This is in addition to almost £11,000 he has raised for charity from six previous marathon-length rowing triumphs.
After a heart bypass operation in 2002, David changed his routine around and embraced a healthy lifestyle. The grandfather-of-five now goes to the gym twice a week to train.
He also beat a diagnosis of prostate cancer in 2011.
Tuesday’s effort in trusty sailing canoe Timbers Too is likely to be his last solo rowing challenge.
However, David added: “This isn’t my last time rowing though. I’ll be rowing with the St Ayles skiff next year, joining other boats from Fife and Tayside.”
He had an escort into harbour provided by members of the Broughty Ferry lifeboat station and was met at the dock by Judith Strachan and Fran Beaton, volunteers from the Dundee Fundraising Group for Marie Curie Cancer Care.