I am Linda and along with my husband Richard and our dog Muffin we enjoy our summers on the UK's canal system

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Thames Court, Shepperton (River Thames) – Friday 21st April

I had the best night’s sleep since we came onto the boat 9 nights ago!

We left Laleham for the short hop to Shepperton.  Chertsey Lock was on self-service and Diane and I worked the two boats, oh no it was three as a motor cruisers drifted slowly down the river towards us, through the lock and then both Mary H and Clarence (which was named after a goat I understand by its previous owners!) pulled over for water.  Thames water supplies are usually good with a large bore hose pipe but this was a normal sized one and it took ages to do both boats – 1 hour and 10 minutes to be exact.  We were down to one bar on the gauge and needed to fill up but Clarence didn’t need as much as us – thank goodness.




The one for sale is up for £895,000 – it needs a complete modernisation or pulling down!
Down passed all the lovely houses on the Weybridge side of the river – there are quite a few for sale.  The Huf Haus opposite Thames Court is more or less finished – the house looks complete but the garden still needs a few last things doing.  It is nice but I wouldn’t have wanted to spend all that money on a house opposite a very popular riverside pub.

 


This was the house 11 months ago
There was plenty of mooring outside Thames Court so we both moored up and had a final drink together before Steve and Diane headed down through the lock and back onto the River Wey.  Hopefully we will see them again next year.

Thames Court was looking very sorry for itself last year but it is having a face lift and looking so much better.  In fact it is about to have an inside face lift too – it is closing on Sunday until May 5th



We were joined in the afternoon by friends, Barbara and Phil.  They had a cup of tea with us and then went off shopping before coming back and we all went for a meal in Thames Court.  It is so lovely to catch up with old friends and family of course.  We now have a weekend of both 😊

3.23 Miles
1 Lock

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