Friday, 27 September 2019

Back at Marlow ... again!

Because we moor at Hambleden for the winter we're registered with the GP practice in Marlow, so whenever we're in the area we take advantage of the easy access to sort out any problems etc.,  that we have ... nothing serious I hasten to add!

This Egyptian Goose stood for ages looking through the window and even when I went onto the deck and rolled up the blind he still didn't move away, in fact he looks as if he'd like to come onboard!

It's 9:30 on Wednesday morning (25th) and we've pulled away from Bourne End, winded (turned) and are heading upstream again ...
it's a dull day as you can see as I look back

I love the diverse architecture
along the banks of the River Thames ...

 everything from very traditional to the very modern all next to each other 

After all the rain we've had over the last couple of days there's plenty of water draining into the river
For nearly half of the way here this paddle boarder was keeping just ahead of us; we didn't want to overtake him as we knew we'd be pulling over soon.  As we approached the A404 bridge he appeared to be moving over to the left and we wanted to pull over right.  He stopped and we came alongside to ask which way he was going and was told 'left' and that he'd been waiting for us to get in front of him for ages so that he could ride in our wake taking the strain from him ... sorry mate, I'd wish we'd known!

 No hope of mooring below the lock today though ... there were spaces but not long enough for Still Rockin'.
 Once the wood of this new extension by Marlow Lock has weathered to the lovely grey of the original building it will sit perfectly in the space.

Through the lock and we see 'doughnuts' hanging from the bridge
(click on the link to find out why)
 That mooring will do us just fine ...
 The dark clouds are dispersing ...
the sun is doing it's best and dried my washing in no time at all.

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