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The Great Thames Row - the final day - £1685 raised so far!


The final day up at 6:30 set off at 7:30 a good pace to make the final lock at Teddington in time for high water.

08:15 Through the lock and on to tidal water. Does not seem that fast but as we reach Richmond the ebb starts and the speed picks up . We seem to be flying through Twickenham ,Kew and on to Fulham. We complete the boat race course without realising it. Then on in towards Chelsea. Even as we stop rowing to eat or drink the boat doesn't seem too slow.

Soon se are seeing the London landmarks. Waterloo bridge, HMS Belfast;she is huge beside us , then Tower bridge. 11:45 We pass under the bridge and the challenge is complete!

We have achieved it. We row on down to the Ahoy centre at Greenwich where we can get the boat out of the river. We are welcomed like herocs and offered lunch. We tell them all about the row and answer their questions. Gary's brother is also there to meet us. He helps load everything as the slip is very steep. Then we set off back to Riverside Close arriving at 19:00 finished at last.