Sunday, 29 October 2017

A wonderful, warm day for cruising ...

9:30 Wednesday morning (25 Oct) time to leave Runnymede for the last time this year
As we passed these moored dutch barges I spied a silver bullet in one of the garden plots behind

Old Windsor Lock on self service so I do the honours
Passing the Crown Estate
... a bit different from 364 days and 20 minutes ago
... and back to 2017 again and a chestnut avenue also on the Crown Estate

Royal Crest on Victoria Bridge

Passing the house that looks as if it's right is parting company from its left.  It was up for sale for over 12 months now but although the For Sale sign has gone there's no sign of any development or maintenance happening.

It'a a good job that sign pointing towards Romney Lock is there because you can't see the lock cut from here!
Approaching Windsor Bridge and children enjoying the duck bus during the half-term holidays
Lots of mooring available on the Brocas as we pass

The trip boats are still plying their trade up and down the river
Not seen black swans in Windsor before
The beautiful Thames as we leave Windsor upstream
Trip boat catching us up and we slowed down because we know he'll wind (turn) up by the water point where we want to pull in to fill the tank.
Leaving Boveny Lock after using all the facilities
It's good to see more boats on the move at half-term
St Mary Magdalene Church, Boveney
Just the ticket!  That's where we want to be
We're near Dorney Lake and can hear events going on from over the hedges
I wish you could smell them ... just like heaven!
Chairs out in the sunshine, it's really, really warm!
George has found some hawthorn branches and 8 large rounds of Ash so he'll be kept busy whilst we're here
... but for now we'll relax with a bbq
... as the sun goes down

Dinner is nearly ready, the salads are ready inside 
It doesn't get better than this
... does it?
A narrowboat has pulled in front of us and the occupiers have this tiny, tiny kitten.  She rescued it from up a tree and can only assume that was taken by a large bird and dropped there as it is only a month or so old, far too young to be away from it's mother. It was lovely to have a little cuddle, she's gorgeous!

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