The River Thames has it all: wonderful vistas, villages, riverside walks, restaurants, pubs, moorings, wildlife & more.
Sunday, 1 May 2011
Easter Bank Holiday: Good Friday 'traffic' on the River Thames
sorted out the problems with the motor (see below) and decided to take
advantage of the 4-day Easter Bank Holiday to go as far upstream as we
could: to Shillingford.
It's 50 miles there and back, which isn't far in driving terms. But in
boating terms it's quite a hike because you average about 3.5 miles
p/hour on the river (taking into account the speed limit and the time
spent getting in and out of locks). So we left London at 10am on Good
Friday, arrived at the marina 45 minutes later and set off on the first
leg of our trip: 17.5 miles to the The Leatherne Bottel
riverside restaurant just above Goring, where we had dinner and moored
overnight. It took 5 hours to get there, but as you can see from the
photo, it's a very picturesque journey.