The River

We spent some fun family time by the river Thames yesterday.We were in suburbia at Datchet, near Windsor. The recent heavy rains did mean that the water was fast running, but it was not a scene of fear and danger, more the scene of an enormous barbecue. Even so, I don’t think I can spend time near a river without recalling the extraordinary navigator, Harold Gatty, and the line:

‘In nine cases out of ten rivers will lead, if not home, at least to somebody else’s home.’

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