The third installment in my River thames walks picks up where I left off before. I have been waiting for a sunny day, but January is the best month for these so I decided to risk it with the sky overcast and dark, and whilst the sun is not shing from the waters surface, I think it adds to the story of the river and shows it in a different light, both literally and metaphorically.
To start with Teddington Lock, a really interesting place with its moorings, the lock, and the huge wier that forms such an important part of the flow of the River Thames. First on the Teddington side of the river (West).
And then from the Ham side of the river.
And a few features along the way.
And now we are getting down towards Kingston
We walk through Canbury gardens with its immense Plane trees, a cooling canopy for the summer, but resplendent in their winter form all the same.
First we find the railway bridge.
And then the KIngston Bridge, next which I actually live.
I was going to carry on down to Hampton, but the light was failing fast, so I will keep that for another day.