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!)