Thursday, May 16, 2013

Thames Path 08 - Marlow to Lower Shiplake

Marlow, England. Sunday 05-May-2103

No team photo today - just the three of us: me, Mary and John.

Marlow is clearly a lovely little town but we had no time to take in the atmosphere. Sunday morning was a cereal-based, slow-release carb breakfast and an early-ish start for the second day - off at 9:15. (second part) (first part)

Marlow sundial
Sundial in Marlow

We soon left the town and were into the countryside - classic Thames with swans.

Swans a swimming
Swans a-swimming

Open country past Culham Court with views and charity runners and wild flowers.

Wild Primrose

Thames general view 1
Thames Path

Comfort break at Henley

After 9.5 miles we reached Henley and a chance for Mary to adjust her socks. Turns out her right little toe was blistered and she limped on for another 2.5 miles to the lunch stop at The Baskerville at Lower Shiplake.

After lunch we decided, reluctantly, to call it a day and caught the train home. Even so it was a good walk and a good start point for the next leg.

Garmin Trip Garmin track

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Distance this leg 18.7 km
Previous legs 158.1 km
Total so far 176.8 km

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