We had a bit of a damp cruise from Teddington Lock to Staines last Sunday. Leastways Gordon had a bit of a damp cruise.
We hadn’t long settled onto our mooring at Staines when we got a message from Sue & Andy from Festina Lente. It consisted of a photograph of our boat on the mooring in Staines. Turns out Sue had given Andy a bit of shore leave and he had walked the two miles or so from Runnymede, where they were moored, to meet us and persuade us out for a beer. Didn’t take a lot of persuading!
On the way back to the boat I spotted the ‘supermoon’ and decided to attempt to take a couple of photographs. It was amazing to see but unfortunately didn’t end up looking anywhere near as good when photographed with my phone camera!
On Monday we moved on to Runnymede where there are three memorials to visit – the Magna Carta memorial, the JFK memorial and the Airforces memorial. We wanted to visit all three and decided to start off with the trek up Coopers Hill, through some lovely woodland, to the Airforces Memorial which names over 20,000 air men and women lost in the second world war.