Another week, another trip to Henley

Henley is arguably one of the nicest towns on the river.   It is also a favourite haunt of ours from the 1980’s when we were on the Thames with out 27′ Fjord cruiser, “Mikarla of Welwyn”

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It also happens to be a couple of hours cruise from our berth at Dreadnought Reach, which is very convenient when we have day visitors.

We were fortunate this week to have our daughter Becks, her husband Trev and their dog Fudge on board for a day so you can guess where we headed to.   We both feel that we could never tire of visiting Henley and this was another enjoyable trip.

On the way we passed through Sonning,  Shiplake and Marsh lock and of course we passed the impressive Shiplake College although this time we were fortunate that the rowers from the college were occupied elsewhere!

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Shiplake College

As we were arriving in Henley, Fudge took the opportunity to check the place out from the port gunwale.   He’s very comfortable in his new lifejacket!IMG-20170412-WA0004

The ladies went shopping while Trev and I enjoyed a cold beer on the aft deck which also gave Fudge a chance to keep his eye on the local duck population.

We then left Henley………..

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A beautiful view of Henley with the Red Duster in the foreground

and headed back to Lashbrook Eyot, where we moored for lunch opposite some of the multi-million pound houses in Lower Shiplake, before heading back to Caversham.P1020248

We also welcomed our youngest daughter Laura and her partner Mark to see the boat this week, but as time was short, we headed to Henley by car for dinner.   However, we managed to squeeze in a quick walk to Marsh Lock before eating.20170416_132831

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