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Shawford duck race

Had a brilliant time at the Shawford duck race on Sunday.

We joined lots of people in the garden of the Bridge Pub early in the afternoon and we selected the right duck! We paid a pound and then had a drink in the sunshine for half an hour before making our way to the start line.

I can think of no better place to spend a Sunday afternoon, than on the leafy banks of the river Itchen in the Summer sunshine.

The cheers went up as over a thousand plastic yellow ducks made their way into the river, helped along by wading teenagers fully dressed and a few professional looking canoeists. ( They didn’t capsize, they were therefore professional!)

We spotted our duck, near the back, he was taking his time. One man thought my husband had excellent vision to spot the duck’s number from so far away on the bank but actually we had tied a ribbon around its neck. Smart hey?!

Didn’t help the duck win but we had a great time following it and snaking along with the scores of other Shawford residents that were joining in the fun.

See you all next year.

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