Sunday, 12 April 2009

Canoe Racing

The Kennet and Avon Canal at Little Bedwyn was our destination yesterday to watch some of the canoe racing. This race starts at Devizes and ends up at Westminster. The main race for the experienced enthusiasts takes about 17 hours and continues well after dark. For the youngsters - they camp during their jounrey.

The canoes are manhandled around each lock - it looks very tiring. Although there are support teams in attendance no help is permitted for the contestants other than replenished water bottles being thrown into their canoes. The youngsters will find their tent bundles at the camp sites along the way.
Whilst the teams paddled off into the distance we retired to a farm shop cafe and indulged in fish and chips!


Lane said...

That looks like hard work!

Suburbia said...

The perfect indulgence!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

That's exactly what we would have done too Lindsay. A