Raft Race on the Canal at Wallbridge

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

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At the start-line

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s1050112-copyA raft returns

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The Town Council raft on the way back

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About to turn at Capel’s Mill

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Turning around the buoy

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Returning under the viaduct

s1050119-copyHands on Harps Nailworth Community Workshop raft had an angel playing a harp and they were singing sea shanties as well as paddling!

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Pirates

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s1050147-copyThe finish-line

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Pirates had a good time, but were given a penalty as they had two surfboards, not a raft – are they sinking?

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Oh dear, they are in the water

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Randwick Scouts finish

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