Sunday, 26 October 2014

What a glorious day!

 Leaving Medmenham yesterday morning it was decidedly chilly
 George would like to live here; I wonder if that’s anything to do with the fact that it was infamous for being Sir Francis Dashwood’s Hell Fire Club?
 Danesfield House Hotel - George Clooney and his new wife are up there at the moment having a post-wedding party - our invite must have got lost in the post!

  The Thames lock closures start in early November; the tools for the job are evident along the banks already

 Bisham Abbey and Church
 Approaching the lovely Marlow
 Just look at that magnificent spire - awesome!
 ... and looking back once we’d descended Marlow Lock
 I do wonder who lives in houses like this
 This is the little house I would like to live in - opposite the Bourne End moorings
 ... which today were full, it’s a good job we didn’t need one!
 Approaching Cookham Lock, the sun is shining and
 ... the river is getting busy as we enter Clivedon Reach
 ... the sun is lovely and warm now (12:30)
 ... and the views wonderful
 Squabbling Swans too!

One of Cliveden’s lodges

... and grand steps that lead to ... nowhere!

I never tire of this view of Clivedon House

Snug as a bug in a rug
 ... time for a walk up the hill
 Fabulous views from up there
What a glorious day we’ve had!


Mrs. Jaqueline Biggs said...

Well the Clooneys certainly have some cheek to celebrate without you and George. Never mind, your pics of the journey are lovely--so crisp and clean I could almost smell the air. Marlow is an exceptionally lovely place--one of our favorites.

Carol said...

Thanks Jaq. xx