Leaving our long weekend mooring at Runnymede this morning ...
... and passing this old building - interesting this - the actual Magna Carta document was supposed to have been signed on this island and not at the place where the monument stands, and whilst we were walking one day we heard the commentary given on one of the trip boats. He was saying that a long, long time ago for one penny, tourists were ferried across the river to this property and could sit at the actual table on which the Magna Carta was supposedly signed! (A good story?)
The swan family is growing bigger
A peek through the willows at a very lovely mansion ...
... just look at those chimneys - fantastic!
We’re still on Heathrow's flight path
... I wonder where this British Airways plane is off to?
Into the clouds!
Old Windsor Lock is to the left
The Crown Estate starts here
Cormorants in a brief spell of sunshine
And there she is - a truly wonderful place!
A policeman was once asked why they decided to build such a lovely castle on the flight path from Heathrow!!?
Eton College - all wrapped up.
The old pump house at Romney Lock.
I’m not keen on using this lock because it has side sluices and it’s the devil’s own job to hold the boat steady as it’s being pushed away from the wall.
The oh so wide River Thames - we shall feel quite claustrophobic when we arrive back on the canals!
We continued up to Bovney Lock to take on water. This view is of the lock weir and Windsor Race Course where we really did use the gusting wind to wind (turn) us and returned to Windsor.
Just as we were approaching a mooring on Alexandra Gardens it started to rain but fortunately we managed to get the pins in before the heavens opened. We shall stay here until Wednesday as George has a dental appointment tomorrow for a repair on a tooth that broke yesterday whilst eating a crispy bread roll.