Sept 30

The Thames (continued)

Well, after Windsor, what can I say? I moored at Staines (not remarkable, as I see it, in any way). Comfortable mooring and 1.5km walk to train station to catch trains to visit good friend I met in my first year on the canals.  His 70th birthday celebration, and I am honoured to be invited to be a part of that! I toured to Devizes, where, entirely coincidentally, my boat adventure began. I have helped Nick bring his boat back home to Devizes as well,and you can check out some of those adventures about a month ago.

All good. Now further down the Thames (after recovery from a bout of food poisoning- not the best activity on a boat!  (nor anywhere else, I guess)). I spent a night at Walton-on-Thames in half a gale, with the boat rocking and rolling in the breezes and wakes of passing boats.

I’m now just above Sunbury lock, in a sheltered cutting, moored outside a pub. Life is tough!! Tomorrow to Hampton Court Palace, where I hope to spend some time as a tourist! Pics to follow. No ringing here- they practice on Friday (worse luck!)

About Ed Mortimer

I'm a retired school teacher, now living on my narrowboat in Britain. I'm touring as much of the canal and river system as I can. This blog describes what I do and where I've been
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