‘Rowing’ Archive

Rowing the Thames

From rowing henley to richmond Rowing the Thames is the easy bit . Finding a place to leave car and trailor , and travelling back to retrieve the same after we have finished was proving to be a bit of a nightmare the nearer we got to London. On this occasion Henley Rowing club came […]

2 Pensioners in a Boat ….Again!

After the excitement of Ben and Steph’s wedding on the river bank , followed by the madness that is the Great River race , it was time to finish off our trip down the Thames . 2 years ago we had made a start by rowing from the start of navigation at Lechlade , to […]

The Great River Race

From GRR The second half of August was spent in a blur of activity preparing for Ben and Steph’s wedding , and the possibly more difficult task of getting fit for our next attempt on the Great River Race. Attempts one and two had got us places in the top ten , and we now […]

GRR – we wuz robbed

If its mid September , it must be time for the Great River Race , that wonderful , eccentric festival of traditional rowing on the tidal Thames  that takes the form of a pursuit  race  from The Isle of Dogs to Richmond.  This year Ben and I teamed up , rowing Kingfisher  our 15 foot skiff […]

Two pensioners in a boat, but definitely no dog.

From Rowing on the Thames The problem with coming home to reality is that there is too much to do. Every room in the house needs to be cleared of the accumulated detritus of years, whilst the lofts contain generations of belongings which have grown on their own ( and we have 3 lofts!). And […]

The Great River Race

The weather “back home” may not be a patch on last years journeying  , but there is plenty here to keep us amused whilst it rains.  One such event is the  Bursledon regatta  , and this year saw me  being shanghied as a last minute replacement into one of the rowing gigs doing the Boatyard Sheave […]