The River Thames has it all: wonderful vistas, villages, riverside walks, restaurants, pubs, moorings, wildlife & more.
Monday, 31 May 2010
A Family Affair
My sister, her husband and their 9 year old son came on board for the
day on Sunday - and it was fantastic. They met us in Henley and we
headed down the river to Hurley where we moored up, lit a BBQ and had
bacon and sausage rolls for lunch. (We bought one of those £2.99 trays
of coal and I have to say it was fantastic: small, easy to use and -
most important of all when you have a small boat with no storage space -
disposable!) Delicious food in an idyllic setting: boats coming and
going through the lock, people milling around, glorious sunshine and
lots of ducklings & goslings to feed. After a quick ice-cream from
the local shop we went for a short walk through the village and along
the river and then headed back to Henley for tea & biscuits and
another walk: this time up to Marsh Lock and along the riverbank above
it. Sunshine, good food, fresh air and brisk walks. A most perfect day.