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Raft Race ~ Wells

This is the annual charity Raft Race getting ready at the line up to race around the moat at the Bishops Palace in Wells. Excellent fun, lots of splashing and foul play! 

Raft Race ~ Wells

This is the annual charity Raft Race getting ready at the line up to race around the moat at the Bishops Palace in Wells. Excellent fun, lots of splashing and foul play! 

comments (17)

I bet a few of them got a ducking, great fun.
Sally Howard: Absolutely Martin, two of the rafts sank ~ luckily ours wasn't one of them!!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Sep 2013, 08:54
Looks like something we'd all enjoy here at SC, Sally. HA! Boat Monday! grin
Sally Howard: That would be good, it was excellent fun Ginnie.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Sep 2013, 09:30
Some impressive outfits there! I like the King Charles team ;o)
Sally Howard: Yes but we splashed them until they didn't look so good Mike!
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 30 Sep 2013, 10:03
Oh what fun, I like this a lot Sally.
Sally Howard: It was wonderful Chad, we laughed our way through the races.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Sep 2013, 10:17
Lots of fun. The queen seems bent on getting bent, while her rower is supposed to bend his back in solitary effort.
Sally Howard: She had the best job I think, although we did get her wet!
Brilliant Sally - that does look good fun!
Sally Howard: It was brilliant Martin and we raised money for a mental health charity.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 30 Sep 2013, 10:40
This really would be fun with all the homemade rafts. I think I even see a Canadian entry.
Sally Howard: They were all local Mary raising money for different local charities, it was such fun.
Got to be worth a try at this.
Sally Howard: It was brilliant Mick, as long as you didn't drink the water!!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 30 Sep 2013, 12:06
I have never heard of this, Sarah (in all the many years I have lived in Somerset). Like the little princess
Sally Howard: It's an annual event Lisl, this being it's 12th year http://www.wellssomerset.com/search/entry1133_wells_moat_boat_race.html
That must have been a hoot to watch, Sally, and a great fun to participate in too. Really like that great observation spot they found in the upper part of the picture.
Sally Howard: I laughed most of the day Beverly. smile
Great setting for a raft race and I see at least one crew has really entered into the spirit of the setting!
Sally Howard: We went for the palm tree look Bill. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Sep 2013, 18:48
Oh, I can imagine this funny race - I never heard of this activity before -funny costumes - I wonder how the children climbed up the wall inside to have a good view. A real action photo!
Sally Howard: DId you go to the moat when you came to Wells Philine?
This must be great fun Sally! Superb capture.
Sally Howard: Thank you Richard, it was brilliant.
Looks like great fun Sally
Sally Howard: Lots of splashing Janet!
Did the little girl get wet?
Sally Howard: Oh yes Libellule, everyone got very wet smile
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Sep 2013, 20:45
This looks a lot of fun!
Sally Howard: A great day Sarah and raised money for charity.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Oct 2013, 06:07
Of course- and we visited the Bishop's palace and his wonderful garden! Wells is a jewel!

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