I thought you might be interested in something a little bit different.
I've just finished rowing Sistership down the Upper Thames from Lechlade to Reading. As members of HBBR we have been doing this and similar trips for well over 10 years, although coming back after the pandemic we chose to keep this a low key affair.
I borrowed a pair of 9ft oars which although a bit heavy were much more powerful than my 7ft pair which I kept for inside the locks.
Sailing on this part of the river never seems to work out so it was rowing all the way. The blisters should heal up in a few days.
More photos on my blog. Link below.
Best Regards Graham