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books about the Thames

Tomes on the Thames

If you’re like us, you like to delve into books before heading to a destination or once you’ve arrived. Reading takes you to a place before you arrive, and while there, sets the scene from another time. The storied River Thames, especially, has inspired poetry, historic...
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What’s With The Hippo?

Leander is one of, if not the most, prestigious rowing club in the world. The club website states “Leander is acknowledged as the most successful Olympic sports club in the world.” Seems a reasonable claim, given it has 123 Olympic medals and 3 Paralympic medals to its credit....

To Punt or Not to Punt – Superb Ways to Row The River Thames

We agree that rowing in sweep boats and sculling shells is fabulous. However, with our Classic  River Thames trip on our minds, we thought you’d like to hear about other ways to row the River Thames, including guesting, gigging and punting. Give a Gig a Go In late 2015, there...

Introducing Trip of the Month

We are delighted to announce our first Trip of the Month.  We love the destinations where we run our rowing trips.  They are beautiful landscapes and water, but also have rich history and culture beyond rowing. There is so much to learn and enjoy. For the month that one of our...

10 Things only Possible on a Rowing Trip

Recently I read a Huffington Post article titled “Ten Adventures You Can Only Experience in South Africa”. They missed one – rowing to a private game reserve, having lunch – with Nigel the Nyala – and rowing home. So I decided to compile my own list...

Rowing through London!

For most it is a rare opportunity to row through the centre of London, past such historic sites as the Houses of Parliament at Westminster, the Tower of London, London Bridge, etc.   The tides have to be right, permission is needed from the port authority, and braving the river...

A Row to Celebrate History

In a relatively brief visit to any country, you cannot gain a great depth of insight into its history and culture.  But every once in a while, history just envelopes you and you get immersed in something very cultural and very special. This is what happened to me when I rowed in...

What Do Alumni Rowers Want?

Many North American and some other rowers get their start in the sport rowing at high school, university or college.  “Crew” defines their existence as much as the degree or diploma that they earn.  There seems to be a culture of challenges, dedication, survival, team spirit and...

Best Rowing Literature – River Thames

I was thinking about River Thames.  I am looking forward to the Rowing The World tour there in September https://rowingtheworld.com/trips/classic-river-thames/ . I love to read about a destination in advance and also while there.  Curling up with a good book that sets the scene...