Sunday, 25 February 2018

Cheers!

We've just returned to Still Rockin' from this walk, but did it the other way round making us walk up the steep hill from the River Thames instead of down it in a head aching, eye watering, frigidly cold wind, but at least the sun was shining and the sky a clear blue  ... a great but tough walk!
Now sitting on the warm deck in the sunshine with a glass of Shiraz - what could be better!

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Henley Church

We popped into the Church for a look around during that walk on the 22nd January, so I'm only a month late in posting the pictures!




The Nave looking forwards to the alter and behind to the entrance with its stained glass window







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St Mary's Henley is a very bright open church with lovely stained glass and magnificent ceiling decoration and is worthy of a visit.
For more information on the history please click here

Monday, 19 February 2018

Come walk with us ...

A belated post - a circular walk taken on Sunday 4th February ...
We'd looked at the OS map for a circular walk, not too long and found this one ...
It started with our usual walk to the Flower Pot hotel but instead of walking round the hotel and back home we took a right turn up the lane until we came to this kissing gate leading onto a public footpath
The house on the left of the picture is lovely.  It's rather large but in a beautiful setting.
Continuing up the hill 
... a little house in the trees
... where we saw our first snowdrops of 2018
Looking back along the path ... we're still heading up the hill




Beautiful autumn colours here but I've no idea what the plant is - any ideas anyone?




Laurel 
Morning sun in the valley
Culham House ... a zoomed shot!
... and another zoom ... that's Hambleden Marina in the very far distance
A panorama this time
(the marina is in the slight dip to the right of the tree above)
Another look back
A Quatar plane - just like we'll be on early next year!
... and a Virgin flight in a clear blue sky
Is that even legal?





That's our trail, the blue dot at the head of the green dashes

We're at the top of the hill about to descend

... and can see the Temple on Temple Island at the head of the Henley Regatta course on the river
Continuing down the hill with the Thames on our right
There must be a church here-about

Interesting house over the wall
Anyone read Latin??
And there's the church
Through the pretty lynch gate to the Church of St Nicholas, Remenham


There was a service going on inside so we didn't enter and unfortunately it's not open at any other time
Lovely stained glass windows 
... in the church porch
Our walk from the marina took us from left to right behind the trees on the ridge, and now we're walking right to left home again
... and joined the Thames Path, heading home
Back at Hambleden Lock the navigation has been reduced to stream decreasing which means that the water height is dropping.
Looking back from the marina to the long weir path
A jolly good walk which we've done several times since.