Monday, 14 August 2017

Over the weekend

 Saturday Sue and Vic left the meadow for Marlow and grand daughters
 Seen in the stream as we took a walk

 Canoe movers
 ... and time now for a bbq
 ... nearly time to eat!

 Lovely surroundings here on the meadow
 ... and some big stuff on the river.
 Sunday dawns quite chilly, but still for these wild water swimmers

The weather became very warm eventually and we spent the day relaxing on the loungers on the back deck watching the world go by.  The River Thames has been very busy again with craft of all shapes and sizes passing us.

 George tells me this is a kit car - a Dutton Surf
 Friends Peter and Karin and their friends but they're not stopping today
Monday morning 7 am chilly again but with promise for some sunshine later.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Sun rise on a misty morning

Yesterday ... up at 5:30 out on the river at 6am
We've left in the pins, we're not going far

Past Medmenham Abbey

Approaching Danesfield Hotel

... and the weirs
... and Hurley Lock footbridge
Hotel boat Magna Carta moored but enough room for us to moor up half of Still Rockin' to fill the water tank
6:50 and we're ready to leave but we're not the only folk up and about
Reversing ...

... still reversing
... winding ...

Nearly there ...

7:40 ... our space is still empty and our pins are still there ... fab!

Time for a cuppa, some breakfast, a shower, a couple of wash loads and hung out to dry, then we're out for the day on the bus (aren't bus passes great).  Marlow first then to Henley and a meal at the Catherine Wheel (spoons) and home as the sky darkens and the rain comes ... until ...
8:30 the rain has just about stopped and we have a pretty sunset.