Monday, 28 August 2017

Still in Henley

Early morning mist on the river

Dragon Boat under tuition

Behind the weir at Marsh Lock

Thatched boathouse.The chairs obviously left from a wedding.
 The same wedding provided us with a magnificent firework display on Saturday night,
We have never stayed so long in one place before.   But this is such a lovey spot.  Tescos is a 10 minute walk and so is the town.  We did move last Thursday, we crept out very early and went up two locks to water and empty the loo and were back down again and into our same spot in time for coffee. By the time we were coming back down Marsh lock the lock keepers were on duty.    We are moored well down the moorings away from the town so although there are picnickers there is sufficient space for all.   We have had several visitors including the two grandsons for the day.  Great area for them to ride their bicycles.  I took them to the cinema to see Nut job 2.  I expected to fall asleep during it but was pleasantly surprised to enjoy it.   I had booked the tickets on line as I didn`t want a disappointed 8 and 6 year old.   However there was only one other family in the cinema!!

We have had several good meals out whilst here.   The Chocolate Cafe does an excellent breakfast and the Giggling Squid does great Thai food.   

The first weekend the rewind festival was on just down the river at Remenham and Henley was packed.  We couldn't`t find anywhere to book for Sunday lunch so with friends Gavin and Celia we ate on board.  This last weekend with Emma and Dave here, we went to the Rowbarge Inn and had the best Sunday lunch we have had for a long time.

During the week we had Patricia and Brian visit and once again we ate on board.  This time it was because the only time the marine toilet man could come was the same evening........needless to say supper was a little disrupted!   Having waited nearly 2 weeks for his visit he was unable to fix the wretched thing so the porta potti soldiers on.    The toilet is no longer manufactured and lee sanitation have most spares except one which is no longer obtainable.   He did manage to ascertain that ours did not need that particular part but was still unable to make the cassette lock into position properly.   We are debating the next step!!

Today being the bank holiday it has been the hottest day for a while but I have managed well sitting in the shade of a tree not far from the boat.  Shopping was done early before the worst of the heat.   There have been a lot of boats on the move, and since we are quite close to Marsh lock we could see them stacking up to go through.

However all good things must end so tomorrow we will move, probably up to Sonning.   The goal is Goring next weekend for another baby sitting duty.


Gary Wann said...

Hi Gill, Dick D has been trying to get in touch to send you the O&B updates. but he doesn't have an email address for you - just the blog address. I'll leave you to contact Dick if you wish to. Regards Gary W

Anne Hall said...

The stretch between Marlow and Henley is still one of the prettiest parts of the Thames, dispite all the people.
So glad we have had the last few warm days before the children return to school. The summer holiday weather has been dreadful.
What dates are you planning to return home? Anne xx

Gillian Lovegrove said...

Home approx 1/16 oct....probably

Gary Wann said...

Thanks Gill, forwarded to Dick. You can delete the post with your email now if you wish.

Gillian Lovegrove said...

Thanks Gary. Deleted that one

Belatedly realised not a good plot tomput email address up