Up and Down the Brazos River in a Thames Rowing Skiff

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  1. SailorDon
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    SailorDon Senior Member

    This is a chapter in my quest to Row Across Texas (lake, by lake, by lake......)

    From my homeport of Lake Livingston, TX, I trailered my 17' replica of a Thames Rowing Skiff to Waco, TX to row the bridges of the Brazos River.

    I came, I saw, I rowed, I videoed. :D



    IMHO, the most important bridge is the Waco Suspension Bridge

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    Total journey 8.2 miles in 2 1/2 hours.
    It is the most scenic row I have ever done.

    Here is a "file photo" of my 17' Selway-Fisher Mandarin 17 Thames Rowing Skiff on Cruise Control on Lake Livingston (homeport).
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  2. Rurudyne
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    Rurudyne Senior Member

    Don't suppose you have any higher resolution images of the blue box with what looks like windows and what may be a light on top seen around 5:53? :D
     
  3. SailorDon
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    SailorDon Senior Member

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    Good spotting! I never noticed that.

    I didn't see any TARDIS on this trip. :D
    But rowing my "repliboat" Thames Rowing Skiff, I felt like I was dialed in to 1869!

    This looks like an ordinary blue plastic 55 gallon chemical drum. Not very interesting. :(
     
  4. Rurudyne
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    Rurudyne Senior Member

    Ah well, it's probably for the best that one doesn't see the TARDIS when it's on Earth. ;)
     

  5. SailorDon
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    SailorDon Senior Member

    I skipped 5 frames ahead in the time/space continuum and things become clearer. :cool:

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