Friday, 23 April 2010

The Domain of the Rich

We are now moored up just below Goring Bridge.  We have passed some amazingly opulent abodes!

We couldn't even afford the boathouse!  Liberal Democrats - their manifesto - creating a more equal Britain?
I might just vote for them this year!!

Anyway, we are now at Goring.
Ken, Sandra, don't miss this place out!  Lots of good moorings to be had below the bridge and if nothing else, you must have a walk up into the village.  The 'perfect' Thameside village, I think, with a really good selection of shops.  Excellent butchers in The Arcade - sells meat, veg and fish.  W.H.Napper - 'old fashioned' grocers.
If I was going to choose somewhere to live by the Thames I think this could be it ................. lottery win necessary though!  The original builders have used lots of flint mixed with brick and it is really attractive.

This afternoon we went for a challenging walk!  We crossed over the bridge to Streatley (which is also lovely) and climbed up onto Landon Chase - a sort of a ridge which overlooks the Thames and is a bit of a smaller version of Cannock Chase.  It was a tough climb but the views were well worth it.

Goring is situated between the Chilterns and the Berkshire Downs - this is known as the Goring Gap.  Two long distance paths cross over Goring Bridge - the Thames Path and The Ridgeway.  The village obviously attracts long distance walkers and tea shops do very well.

                                                                                                               Goring Lock

An 'inconsequential' lane in Streatley.

How the 'other half' live!!!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Looks lovely and sounds like boot camp isn't letting up. Missing Maisie very much, sure she is having a good time though.