Published: July 10th 2012July 10th 2012
Tuesday 10.7.12, 17.00hrs:
We're here, we're here! Stage One complete.... arrived in Teddington 20 minutes ago, in torrential rain... oh blast, wasn't going to mention the weather again - getting boring!
After a spot more shopping this morning in Walton, which had begun to feel like home, we decided to brave it and move on towards our goal of Teddington, the farthest point we can go downstream without getting into uncharted territory (tidal basically). First had to visit Shepperton Marina to do the domestics (you know, empty loo, take on water...). It was there that we noticed the damage caused by my little accident with the tug... quite a hole in the side... whoops! Then we travelled, fully enclosed, waterproofs on, through Sunbury and Molesey Locks, past Hampton Court, Tag Island, home of retired rock stars, past Three Tree Island where Captain Bass spent many a night fishing as a boy... under Kingston Bridge and into Teddington, our home for the next night. Just the sound of the torrent rushing down the weir pool, which does feel remarkably close - hope our ropes hold us!
Excited 'cos re-entering the outside world tonight, meeting Richard and Anne for a meal in Teddington, and getting dressed up... well, ditching the souwester anyway! Happy times....
No Boat name of the day
, 'cos no-one else silly enough to be out there!