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 😊