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Old 10 October 2016, 09:08   #11
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Yep that's the place we used to launch the old motorboat.... not been down there for years but doesn't look to have changed much.... great picture.

What was the earliest era were you about there?
Started going there with my parents (fishing mainly) back in the early 70's at a guess. We used to be go there most summers and my father was often in some of the fishing contests that used to be held right way round to the town waters.
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The picture you posted is of the boys college rowing site next to the public bank, I imagine you could get away with using the concrete ramp if no one around and gate unlocked
Ah I see - might pop down and see who's there and ask them if I could use it - seems like a decent ramp.
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Old 10 October 2016, 09:19   #13
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>>> back in the early 70's at a guess.

Ahh knocking about around the same time then... we were there 1967-1975.
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Two years ago I went from Tewkesbury to Stratford in my Honwave with a 15hp

A good trip but the river gets repetitive and not too many pub stops, still a good challenge and glad I did it.

Locks are good fun but you'll need a handle!!
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How long did the trip from Tewkesbury to Stratford take as it sounds interesting, thinking of doing the Thames some time
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How long did the trip from Tewkesbury to Stratford take as it sounds interesting, thinking of doing the Thames some time
Hi is easily done in a long day although a few fist waves from fishermen lurking in the trees

My theory was more speed less wake I don't think they agreed.

I broke in up into two days partly because it's a long time sat sideways on a sib and if the locks go against you on the it can slow you up.

Day 1 - Tewkesbury to Evesham
Day 2 - Evesham to Stratford
Not covered over consecutive days

It took careful planning with two cars dumping one at the destination.

I have done the top end of the Thames Lechlade - half a day down and back and this is very relaxed.

Also done Marlow - Windsor, very funny in a 3.8m SIB in the locks with the big river cruisers.
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Yes I have done Lechlade like you for a day and it's relaxed, and want to try camping and trying to get to Teddington for a decent trip in the next few years
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