Friday, 10 April 2015

A Wander Along the River Thames from Benson to Shillingford, Oxfordshire

Apologies for the absence of posts over the past couple of weeks, it's all been a bit manic for various reasons that I won't go into here, but I'm back now with some tales from the river bank. The River Thames between Benson and Shillingford, Oxfordshire to be precise.

This first picture was taken looking from the Shillingford Bridge towards Benson. Just out of sight is the excellent Waterfront Café where we stopped for tea and cake before our walk.

River Thames, near Shillingford, Oxfordshire
River Thames, near Shillingford, Oxfordshire

Looking from the Shillingford Bridge in the opposite direction, the river bends around, sweeping past one of the many boat houses along its banks.

River Thames, near Shillingford, Oxfordshire
Boat House on the River Thames, near Shillingford, Oxfordshire

There aren't many bridges crossing this part of the River Thames, but we decided to cross here as it seems that the actual Thames path did not follow the bank of the Thames but instead veered in land a little.

Shillingford Bridge over the River Thames, Oxfordshire
Shillingford Bridge over the River Thames, Oxfordshire

I came across this curiosity beneath one of the arches of the Shillingford bridge. I'm not sure whether this table tennis table is just here for storage or whether it's actually supposed to be used here. The height warning sign on the entrance perhaps indicates that it could be used.

Anyone for table tennis?
Anyone for table tennis?

The final picture on this short wander is of a beautiful, purple boat . If you look closely you can see the ruin of a much larger boat immediately behind it.

River Thames beyond Shillingford
River Thames beyond Shillingford

    

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...