ahhh. part 20 of the thames path was a short one
i had the day off yesterday so we could go thames pathing with jane’s sister’s family whilst they were visiting.
we picked up where we left off last time at tescos in reading before
heading over a hideous bridge where some alcoholics were enjoying the
location where the kennet canal meets the river thames.
if we’d turned off here we would have ended up in bath rather than london.
this swan was interested in jane’s dad’s photography technique (and creeped up on him whilst he was looking the other way, leading to some good expressions from the people he was photoing – a top tip i shall not be using myself)
then we passed reading’s glorious gasometers
of course there was the usual selection of geocaches to find and those over 5 years old did a slight detour to find one
there was another angry swan
and plenty of puddles
which the youngsters made the most of
we soon got to sonning lock which was the end of the episode, but not before we stopped and watched a boat coming through the lock
we were incredibly lucky with the weather which made for a great walk.
this well dressed bald man suddenly stopped in front of me when i was taking my final thames path picture. so i thought i’d include him anyway
due to the shortness of the walk and early start we didn’t end up at a pub (again) so instead we went back to our house where all 12 of us sat round our maximally extended table. (the 12th person was in a high chair just out of shot plate-counters!)