Sunday, 8 November 2015

Thames Path

Reading → Marlow

henley-angel.jpg Distance: 18.55 miles
Ascent: 103 metres
Duration: 5 hours 48 minutes

Familiar but foreign
« Not walked | Not walked »

The landscape is getting more familiar. Running through towns and villages we've been to plenty of times before, this section of the river is distinctly recognisable though only the final two miles from Hurley to Marlow are well known to us.

rag-dolls.jpgThe recent rain has made this a slippery, sticky and muddy walk today along the most exclusive length of the Thames that we've seen. George Clooney's new pad in Sonning, Paul Daniels' place in Wargrave and the rowing reaches of Henley all hint at the exclusive nature of this part of the valley. It may be undeniably beautiful, and certainly civil, but to us this could never feel like home no matter how familiar it is.

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