Today the weather was not quite as warm and sunny as over the weekend, but it was another delightful day on the water. We had a good trip down to Henley in sunshine. Saw another kingfisher on the reach to Shiplake. Only three so far this trip - we wonder if the wet winter has caused them problems with their nests.


We moored up at Henley just below the Leander Club and went for lunch in Maison Blanc. Before that we just had to recreate the photo of the Parkin's family trip on a hire boat in 1963.

Moored up at Henley - 2010 version

Temple Island at the start of the Royal Regatta Course

After lunch we left for Marlow. We passed Henley Business School (aka Greenlands) where my dad studied back in the late 1950s. Maggie's picture caught a Leander sculler overtaking us as we passed Greenlands.

Greenlands, Henley

We moored up in Marlow just above the bridge at Higginson Park. Later in the evening we were joined by the 1927 Dutch barge (Luxemotor) Esme and the new barge Voyager. The latter is a new boat for sale by the New & Used Boat Company.

Albert dwarfed by Esme at Marlow