Thursday, 28 June 2018

Out for a walk

It was hot on Sunday (24th June) so we stayed under the shade of the back deck and started out on our walk about 2pm although at 27°c it wasn't any cooler!
We walked to Basildon Park about 30 minutes away and did a quick tour of the house.  This is the third time we've visited but nothing had changed so if you'd like to see more pictures of inside the house or have more information please click here and here.
We spent a very pleasant hour walking the garden and ground.  I love the deep blue of these delphiniums.
The River Thames runs past here between the banks

The perfume from all the flowering Lime trees was very heady

I can't see you!
We decided that we wouldn't walk close to the cattle so walked up the hill through the trees

Looking again over the Thames ...

up the hill on the other side

We could see this tree too and it looked very much like the one growing opposite our mooring ...

and I think it is the same one (taken when we got back to Still Rockin')

Continuing our walk looking down towards the entrance we came in.  It was just about here that we found ourselves fenced in because we'd left the pathway ... no problem though we just climbed over the fence!

Taking a selfie with a camera isn't easy you know!

Seen on our way back to Beale Park at Henley Sales and Charter Ltd ... a project in the waiting.
Whilst we were walking we could hear music/singing; George thought it was coming from Goring just a mile or so up river.  When he looked it up on his phone we found out that it was a celebration of George Michael's life and his music on his birthday.  Unfortunately the songs were not recognisable!
We stopped off to have another look round St Bartholomew's Church to get out of the still hot sunshine

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Any relation I wonder?

Jethro Tull's memorial stone
Back on the meadow at Beale Park

I've not seen so many ladybirds for a long, long time
That tree again!
and the same buzzard that we saw last night?
Another great day!

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