henley regatta

asleep or working ?

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these chaps looked like they were asleep at the starting block of the henley regatta.

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but it was all a sham as they were actually the boat park

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as can be seen here

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eventually this chap lowered his flag and off they went

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also on the boat were some other people doing jobs in a mobile office type way

henley regatta

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i went to henley regatta yesterday as i had the day off work.  i was only there for a couple of hours as i had to collect kezia from school, but i had a great time wandering about people watching.

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there was lots of people following signs to the letter, like these people refusing to put up their gazebos.

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here are a couple of boaters.  i went to a couple of charity shops in henley to buy a boater for camouflage but the one they had was slightly too small.  probably for the best.

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there were some great signs put up for the event.

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this shot is looking directly up towards the finishing line (with the boats coming towards us).

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look at the size of the arrow on this sign !  i’ve got loads more people shots which i’ll publish sometime soonly.

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i didn’t go in to any of the enclosures so ended up spending hardly any money (other than my train ticket i bought a cheese burger and a beer.  and i bought two plastic measuring jugs from Woolworths in the town on the way back to the station for 39 pence each because they were such a bargain).

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there was a fair bit of racing going on (not that many people noticed).  i was intrigued by this lady who raised these signs as quick as she could when the boats whizzed by.  she also shouted something.  not sure if it’s semaphor ?

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here are some boatists.  the lot at the bottom are quite amusing

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