Stroud, Gloucestershire Photos by Hetty
1st October 2017
The second Raft Race on the canal took them further along than last year, and involved someone getting off to collect plastic ducks after Capel’s Mill.
The start and finish was at Wallbridge
Someone had to get off the raft, run up the slope and collect some plastic ducks to take back
Oh dear! Will they get much farther?
The canal restoration team have their wheelbarrow
Back to Wallbridge
2nd October 2016
The Raft Race was on the Thames & Severn Canal – starting at Wallbridge, rowing to Capels Mill then turning and paddling back to Wallbridge. It was a revival of Raft Races held here in the 1980s. It was a lovely warm sunny day – luckily for the ones that got wet.
The Clothiers Arms raft had a picnic table, umbrella and beer glasses – outside the Canal Visitor Centre at Wallbridge
At the start-line
The Town Council raft on the way back
About to turn at Capel’s Mill
Turning around the buoy
Returning under the viaduct
Pirates had a good time, but were given a penalty as they had two surfboards, not a raft – are they sinking?
Oh dear, they are in the water
Randwick Scouts finish