The second leg of our upstream journey produced some lovely sunny weather.
Alan, Andrea, Bill, Mary, Mark (me).
One thing about walking through London is that you cannot move for historic buildings.
The common cormorant or shag
Lays eggs inside a paper bag
The reason you will see no doubt
It is to keep the lightning out
But what these unobservant birds
Have never noticed is that herds
Of wandering bears may come with buns
And steal the bags to hold the crumbs.
We passed through Battersea Park and Wandsworth Park which are Grade II listed parks. I knew buildings could be listed but it was news to me that parks could be as well. According to English Heritage there are 1,601 registered historic parks and gardens.
Lunch was at The Boathouse right by Putney Bridge where we joined by Ros for part of the afternoon segment.
The remainder of the walk took us past the splendid Victorian engineering of Hammersmith Bridge designed by Joseph Bazalgette.
We passed through Barnes and over the river to walk the north bank for a while. Then back over Chiswick bridge for the final stretch to our end point at Kew Bridge and the train home.
Distance this leg 22.6 km
Previous leg 21.3 km
Total so far 43.9 km
20120715-thames-path-02, a set on Flickr.