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Now they wouldn't send us a baggage tag if they weren't taking our baggage would they? I'm not known for travelling light.
Weather forecast is looking grim in the run up to Saturday. At what stage is it no loger classed as running but as treading water?
Only a few puddles at Iffley this morning...
The biggest splash was a student trying to get in the boat, but missing and ending up in the Thames.....I didn't chuckle......honestly......much.
I'm very glad to see that there are other people out there who are worried about navigating, the weather and who will be going slow, as I tick all the above boxes!
Does anyone know if there are showers at the end? I'm getting a train to London from there so I'd love a quick shower afterwards (will put the towel in my bag at the start and hope it arrives in Henley!)
Cranston I think it very unlikely there will be showers at the end as I don't think there's a venue as such so it's a case of drying off and changing wherever you can. I tend to pack a towel and a pack of baby wipes as well as a dry set of clothes for those mud-splattered travelling on public transport moments. Someone who has done it before should be able to confirm.
I' m debating which train to take from London , there's one arrives at 07:48 which I hope will be OK for the 07:45 station pick-up as I suspect I'll have trouble getting to Paddington in time for the 06:21.
Looking forward to the weekend. Navigation tip: the maps provided + rain = paper mache....I have learned from my mistake at the Country to Capital and will be taking a map case as there is a spot of rain likely on Saturday Should be a cracking day out - the gobeyond guys are great at organising the baggage/food/checkpoints etc.
I emailed Andrew Priest saying that I'm getting the train that gets in at 7.48 and he replied to say:
See you on the 6.50 train maybe!
Excellent Cranston. I'm pretty sure I can get to Paddington by tube for that one otherwise it may have been a bit of a gamble / forking out at the last minute for a cab.The organisers do seem to be very good at the little things.
Probably too late for me to get a map case and I'll be miles behind you Carrie so I shall rummage through my stationery for something plastic and presume there's enough people / signs to follow should my map turn to mush.
That's great Poacher see you there. Await your update with baited breath.
Just a few minor puddles along Iffley this morning, after the overnight rain.
So you're all up for major fun tomorrow. Still can't believe last years entry was a 100 and this year it has reached capacity at 300. I'll have to enter early next year!!!!
Anyway, all of you,have a great day tomorrow and I'll look forward to some reports...
Come on you 'Yellows'.
That's good news about the lack of lagoons on what you've seen on the route.
Getting nervous, I'll have to start on my interminable packing / unpacking / repacking.
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Dino I - Im catching train from Reading as well. Planning to get the 06:46 arriving at Oxford at 07:10.
I'm planning to get the 06:22 arriving at 06:52. Prefer to get there early and not have to worry about transport.