The Thames is the longest river in England and it's possible to walk the entire length by way of the Thames Path.
The stretch of the river I know best is where it flows through the villages and towns of Oxfordshire and Berkshire between Oxford and Windsor.
"the most fairy-like little nook in the whole of the river."
Jerome K. Jerome in the book Three Men in a Boat
|A boat waiting to go into the lock (going upstream).|
|The lock keeper begins to open the sluice gates from the island.|
The weir is on the other side of the island.
|The boat goes into the pound lock.|
That was a beautiful boat, but there were plenty more smaller ones. The lock keeper was being kept busy and we enjoyed watching the boating world go by from the river bank and the island. Sonning has always been a popular spot and the towpath was just as busy on this sunny weekend.
|Tranquil waters for boaters and ramblers near Sonning Lock.|