The Thames Path Days 11-12

Von Helen

Our destination for today was Staines, a town just before London and known for its proximity to Heathrow airport. Understandably it took some time to get used to the planes flying overhead and the stark contrast of the beautiful nature and the endless noise of the planes coming in to land at Heathrow made us…

The Thames Path Days 9-10

Von Helen

So hard to believe that we’ve been walking for over a week now.Our first big shock came when we started walking on the 9th day. The path led us through the town of Reading and it soon became apparent that this was an area which was a little ‘rough’ with rubbish strewn everywhere. How could…

The Thames Path Days 6-8

Von Helen

As lovely as Oxford is, it was somewhat of a relief to get back on to our beloved path on day 6. Leaving the town behind we passed many boat houses belonging to the different Oxford colleges but it wasn’t until we’d walked for about 90 minutes and experienced all the commuters cycling to work…

The Thames Path Days 4-5

Von Helen

The beautiful idyllic landscape continued this morning on our way from Newbridge to Eynsham. The path was easy to walk, with the stinging nettles cut back. With the sun on our faces we passed many sheep and geese and even saw a man and a woman swimming upstream. Now that’s what you call excercising in…

The Thames Path Days 2-3

Von Helen

At the end of day 3 we have managed a total of 68 km. Do I feel proud? You can say that again!so what happened after we set off in Ashton Keynes. We had glorious weather and the most beautiful tranquil scenery, meeting just 3 dog owners the whole day on the path. The scenery…

The Thames Path Day 1

Von Helen

For all you fans of the English language I’d like to give you a little insight into the first two days of our trip.So watch out for those tenses and here we go. As we were approaching Heathrow we were lucky to be able to catch our first glimpse of the Thames. We waved goodbye…