I have to say that our stay at Windsor was rather noisy. The disco boats ferrying partygoers to and from the races went on late into the night and the grebes were keen to wake us at first light. We decided to go into Windsor to get milk and a paper – and found the very quick way to Waitrose – doh! Whilst walking back we spotted the “must have”. A Diamond Jubilee Teddy Bear. We told the lady in the shop that Teddy would be introduced to the Queen on Sunday and she gave us a discount. How kind was that?
We decided to crack on through the locks to our overnight destination without a lunch stop. It was after all only 12 miles or so, about a 3 hour trip. So that is what we did taking the opportunity at the locks to fill those tanks that needed filling ie water and empty those tanks that needed emptying – we’ll leave that to your imagination. But this part of the river passes through some delightful areas with some lovely houses – including one once owned by Richard Dimbleby, the blue plaque proudly on display to the riverside.
After a very pleasant cruise we are moored on “Lady Lindsay’s Lawn” at Old Shepperton. It is a large meadow and wood now set available for public use given to the town by Lady Lyndsay.
It was here that Paul managed to find us, having driven from Wendover to Shefford then around the M25 & A30. He had very kindly offered to collect our pageant boarding passes which arrived in the post after we left home. We were very grateful for this as he also brought Mike’s cufflinks to wear with his smart outfit on Sunday. We enjoyed a quick meal together – sausage and mash, followed by strawberries and cream – on board before his trip back home. Thanks again Paul!