on Saturday (18th) here at Hambleden Marina
and the River Thames is still rising!
It's even deep enough on 'our' lawn for the Grebe to dive for fish!
And it's still only just above freezing at nearly 10 o'clock.
The male Great Spotted Woodpecker is back and is fancying the nuts today for a change
But the sun is shining!
We're off for a walk but first we need to be able to get off the pontoon ...
and take a quick look at the weir ... blimey ... that's running fast!
Walking up to Hambleden village we see the calves galloping about the field ... so funny!
There's always one who has to be different!
Arriving at the village shop and post office and we've never noticed the telephone box in the wall before.
Sitting on a bench eating a flapjack for energy ...
looking at the amazing views
Passing the impressive Jacobean Manor house ...
and walking through Hambleden Estate ...
onto Rotten Row on our way home
This is where the mill stream (our mooring) comes in from the main river ... you may just be able to see the bridge hole on the water-line to the right of the narrow boat ... there is usually a gap of more than 3 feet, but today there is barely 3 inches!
Hambleden Lock UNOFFICIAL river conditions update, Saturday 18th January 1200hrs. Some good news, there was no recorded rainfall here in the last 24 hours. The tail level here has continued to climb rising six inches to 12’7” (4’11” above normal summer levels). The headwater has risen a further two inches and now +18” (14” above normal summer levels). The flow is now up to around 220m3/Sec. Red Boards displayed the entire length of the river. The towpath will be underwater in places. Access between Hambleden Lock and The Flowerpot remains dry.
When we got back to Still Rockin' ...
and out came the sun chairs and a cuppa tea onto the deck ...
where we sat for an hour or so watching the wildlife and the views.
A good day!