Mixing with Royalty (nearly)

Deciding to get away for a couple of nights, we headed downstream in glorious weather to Teddington Lock where we found a mooring on the cut opposite the weir close to the footbridge. We had walked along the towpath many times with Alfie, and always dreamt of actually mooring our a boat of ours here. Mission accomplished.


Opposite the weir at Teddington Lock Cut


Beautiful gardens at Teddington Lock

While we were here Mimosa, a Piper Barge owned by Trigger and Julia dropped by for a beer and a Gin on their way back from a trip down the tidal Thames.


After a peaceful night we retraced our steps to one of the more prestigious moorings in the land, on the banks of Hampton Court Palace where if the view wasn’t enough, the fees for the moorings are free for the first 24 hrs!


Nice neighbours (with me taking the picture of Mimosa, above)!


Alfie waiting patiently in a lock


MP2 – one of the Met Police launches on the non-tidal section


It’s not all pleasure !  Gin and hibiscus tonic and Roquefort cheese melts.

Thanks Ralphs Wines


Good job my captaincy is better than my dress sense !!


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