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Thread: River Nene - Ringstead to Thrapston

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    Default River Nene - Ringstead to Thrapston

    A pleasant Sunday morning tootle with Neil. & Terry.Young from SotP starting at Willy Watt's marina at Ringstead



    It looked like the recent floods had been altogether too much for these boats





    But even in winter garb the river is a better place to be than Tescos with Mrs Patterdale



    A planning application was put in to fell tese trees and install another marina - thankfully the recession put paid to that bit of barbarism - I love this line of trees



    Approaching the village of Woodford



    Obviously 14th century church builders had enough sense to put it just above the flood plain



    Swift coffee stop at the weir into Woodford backwater



    And time to contemplate three logs being recirculated



    Woodford backwater with residents



    Denford weir.......a family out for a walk decided to stop and cheer noisily for a capsize.........they were gracious enough to applaud a dry descent!



    Temptation is a terrible thing but Terry had a go as well despite promising Mrs Terry he wouldn't do anything silly to aggravate a bad back



    The weir drops into a small backwater that brings you out next to Denford Lock - is it just me or do others see industrial beauty in these guillotine gates?



    The old bridge by Mill Marina - no longer a marina but once Northamptonshire's premier holiday destination



    And finally to Nine Arches Bridge at Thrapston with the sun still shining and the finish of another Nene mission.



    Happy Days!

    Dick
    A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope - Epictetus

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    I like the gates too ! Nice crisp photos Did you claim salvage rights on the marooned boats ?

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    Nice looking wave on that weir!

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    I like that stretch. Must do it again soon.

    Get Paddling!

    Blott

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    A beautiful day for a paddle and excellent photos.

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    Indeed - another fine paddle you got me into Mr Patterdale
    I'll be fitted out in my drysuit next time - so no excuses not to try the weirs
    Up a lazy river by the old mill run..the lazy, lazy river in the noon day sun

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    Like the tree lined shot, a paddling boulevard!


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    Very pleasant. Looks to have been a nice bright day!
    To Canoe is to be moved!!!

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    Great morning, having good company allows one to be a little more daring. thanks lads.

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    Looks like a great day for a paddle!
    The worst day canoeing is better than the best day working

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    Very pleasant looking trip!!
    Cheers, Chris.

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    Like the phrase 'Northamptonshires premier holiday destination', you wont hear that often.

    Nice looking paddle.
    Now we're paddling..........

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    Great photos.......'once Northamptonshire's premier holiday destination' I always thought that was Billing Aquadrome

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