My friends Mike and Victoria are rowing up the Seine in the last leg of a celebrity row fromLondon to Paris. It is a non-stop slog, swapping crews in the support boat every two hours. It is a great effort for a fabulous charity (the Donna Louise Children's Hospice) but I can't understand how anyone could row through France without stopping at all the restaurants, bistros, auberges, cafes and bars serving the world's greatest cuisine on the way.
I am rowing down the Thames this week in the newly restored Hampshire punt Snarleyow Too. ￼
We started at the Trout in Lechlade and after a punishing afternoon row we have reached the Swan at Radcot where they serve a nice cup of TEA.