“There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” Kenneth Grahame.
The Friends’ first trip in April 2019 continued our very successful waterways theme. This year we decided to move onto the River Thames. A luxury coach took us to Henley, where we spent the morning in the River & Rowing Museum. We enjoyed especially the William Morris gallery – “An Earthly Paradise” and the walkthrough atmospheric and nostalgic “Wind in the Willows” exhibit.
We boarded our boat the MV Hibernia on the museum’s jetty and were taken on a 3 hours cruise on the Thames, passing through Marsh Lock and viewing many splendid properties. We then cruised gently along the regatta course, which was being prepared ready for the races in July. A delicious lunch was served during the journey by helpful and attentive staff.
The combination of the meticulously-presented, modern and attractive museum and the river in the spring sunshine with lovely ever-changing views and waterways wildlife ensured that the Friends had a great day out. It was also a pleasure to welcome some new members.
The trip was led by Colin and Rosemary Davis.
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