Saturday, 11 August 2012

Lazing on the Thames, with Olympic crowds nearby

The blog has been a bit neglected again this week and all because we took a 3 day break and hired a boat on the Thames. This is something I have always wanted to do - well since reading Jerome K Jerome's Three Men in a Boat at the age of about 14 it is. None of us (we were four in total) have ever done this before and we knew we would have locks to negotiate - however all the locks were manned and the river was quite quiet for the time of year because of the Olympics just up the road from Windsor which was our starting point. We could hear the roar of the crowd as we set off then for three days everything was peace and tranquility. Okay the boat was not luxury standard but was adequate for the three nights and we saw some simply amazing properties along the river and got to sample some excellent pub food. This is a trip that I would highly recommend!
Here are some photos to whet your appetite!

Cookham Churchyard 

Grave of Stanley Spencer - one of my favourite British artists

Beautiful, dappled sky

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