I’m not sure exactly what pleases me about this photo taken last Monday on the Thames at East Molesey but something does. Maybe it conveys the rather grey day but also the exceptional quiet to be found messing about on the river, even right next to a busy road, not to mention the entrance to Hampton Court.
Our trip was a posponed birthday treat for Mr. B who was able to rediscover at least some of his skills as an erstwhile BCU instructor. (So it was a long time ago? Clearly paddling is like riding a bike). The day was also greatly enjoyed by EllieB, a complete kayaking virgin and by me, who first set eyes on Mr B at the St. Andrews University Canoe club (blimey – don’t think we did all that back then!)