Monday, 5 September 2011

Windy day on the Thames

I was chivvied out of bed this morning as the forecast was for rain later and worse tomorrow and Geoff wanted to get as far as possible.
So we set off just before 8, reached Goring Lock before the lock keeper came on duty but he appeared as we were going up the lock.
Lovely and sunny as we approach Gatehampton Railway bridge.
We passed what could be a lovely house but sadly it looked as though some tlc was called for
Not a bad idea for a conservatory!
One of the nice houses on the way
Enlarge picture to see the Canada Geese bathing
Now this house just after Goring Lock looks like a residential or care home so when the time comes perhaps my family could take note!  I would approve of the situation.......I've tried looking for it on google but no luck.....
We were reasonably lucky with the rain, just one or two showers but it was very windy.   Late lunchtime we reached Days Lock near Dorchester and our pleasant mooring spot which we had used on the way down was free so in we went.
14 miles, 4 locks, 5hrs 25 min

2 comments:

Alf said...

Think this is what you are looking for !! http://www.housingcare.org/housing-care/facility-info-81565-thames-bank-goring-england.aspx

gbl said...

Many thanks for the info