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The 2016 Swale match is this weekend!

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It /is/ quite a spectacle – and well worth watching from a boat afloat orĀ from the land – the point at Oare Marshes is a good spot.

More photos from the 2016 Medway Barge Match

This time, it’s a selection I shot using a film camera…

Competitors and visitors: the Swale Match 2015

The day dawned misty and fair, and with light winds that improved a great deal as the morning wore on. In the blazing sunshine it turned out to be a grand race. We went out in our little plastic boat and as I had guests on board and was rather busy, my pal Lyn Winter did me the favour of taking these photos. Thanks Lyn!

PS The wonderful Spitalfields Life website was on board one of the competing barges a couple of years back and produced a very nice post about it the event. My thanks to Julian Mannering of Seaforth Publishing for the tip!