Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Dawdling Down the Thames; Skipper John Rozentals Survives Some Mutinous Moments on the Famous Stretch of Water

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Dawdling Down the Thames; Skipper John Rozentals Survives Some Mutinous Moments on the Famous Stretch of Water

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aLOOK,a I keep reassuring my first mate as we ride a late-afternoon train from Heathrow to Le Boat's Thames base in the village of Benson to pick up a two-berth motor cruiser that will be our home for a week on England's longest river.

aThey wouldn't let us do this if it was too difficult for a couple of novices.a

I don't think either of us is entirely convinced, but the ease with which we negotiate our first loch and moor outside a delightful pub in the historic town of Wallingford allays most fears.

A couple of pints of best bitter a accompanied by a hearty dose of comfort food at The Boathouse a wash away any that remain.

It's the perfect antidote to a tiring day that began many hours ago with a lengthy train ride to Paris's Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Our Capri TS is certainly comfortable enough. …

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