Although most boats on the Thames are standard white cruisers (known as yoghurt pots to narrowboaters – mind you they tend to call us ditch crawlers) there are many unique craft around as well. I’ve really enjoyed boat spotting as we’ve gone along. There’s not really a lot else to do with the locks being automated and fairly far apart. Here’s a few photos of a small selection.
Our second Thames stop over was at Cookham – again we should have paid and again nobody came to collect our money. Bargain! The route to the town takes you through the churchyard of the Holy Trinity Church – which dates back to the 11th century.
We’ve reached Windsor now but not without the assistance of Charlie.
His father asked if Charlie could possibly be allowed to press the buttons to operate Bray Lock. It wouldn’t have been possible if a lock keeper was on duty but we’d set out early and, before 9am, the locks are self service.
We’re off to visit Windsor Castle today – perhaps, if she’s in residence, her Maj will offer us a brew?