Monthly Archives: October 2007
another day another thames path walk
more geocaching (three passed, three found)
more didcot power station
plenty more walking
even more didcot power station
more gorgeous scenery (this one spotted by kezia who asked me to take the photo
more pollution (and cheap boating gloves)
more lovely bridges
and more upmarket pill boxes
more pooh stick bridges (in fact this is home to an annual pooh stick competition which happens every year)
and plenty of lovely churches (although this didn’t have any decent hassocks)
back to work today. humph.
it’s half term week so i’ve taken two days off work so we can crack on with the thames path.
we picked up back where we started off in lower radley, this time heading for culham lock
i liked this stretch as there was lots of variety of countryside – woods, open farmland, a town (abbingdon shown above), posh houses on the side of river … and geocaching opportunities
it was also nice to see didcot power station on the horizon for much of the walk. i love it’s dramaticness and electricitynes.
usual signposts along the route so we didn’t get lost.
we were joined by Mike and BR this time too which made our party to 8. here are some signs.
kezia befriended some snails about half way round so carried them the rest of the way. she liked their wigglyness.
ooh. another sign.
we’re back to the path tomorrow to pick up where we left off.
mmm. think we might be getting hooked on this. we passed 4 geocaching points on our thames walk yesterday. we found two and failed on another two. the problem of doing them in the middle of a 7ish mile walk is that you can’t stop for an hour and do a thorough search. but it helped break the walk up and was all good fun.
here is esther with one of the caches.
and here is a bridge where we didn’t find one.
we met this chap yesterday at the end of our thames path segment. He is walking the thames for the Institute of Cancer Research and kindly let me take his photo.