Join Phil and Kev on their adventure down the Thames. Two mates with no canoe experience, who decide to celebrate their 50th birthdays by setting themselves the challenge to travel down the length of the Thames in a two-man Canadian canoe. To further the challenge, they pledged to stop at every pub with a riverside fronting to partake in a beverage or two.
Battling a distance of 136 miles over 12 days from the upper reaches with choking reed beds and overhanging branches to Teddington Lock, where the river becomes tidal. They witness how the river grows from a mere, knee-deep stream, through its many stages before becoming the majestic river as it approaches London.
The author has managed to capture the daily incidents with characteristic humour while describing the history of the places visited in great detail following exhaustive research