|Both boats now below Molesey lock|
It was surprising how busy Hampton Court was even though the school half term had finished (well it has down South anyway. Midlands and North its only just started.) We went early enough not to get caught up in the crowds although by late morning trying to get a cup of coffee at the cafe with the queue stretching out of the door was enough to make the decision to walk away. Toward the end of the visit we went looking for the maze through the gardens and found yet another cafe. This time no queue so it was straight in for veg soup and bread followed by coffee. Most satisfying.
Got ridiculously lost in the maze. Not huge by any means but most disorientating with the twists and turns and those awful dead ends. 40 minutes it took us to get to the centre and then back out again.
|Made it to the centre but now to find our way out!|
So mid-afternoon we headed off toward Kingston. Found a spot near to Horsefair bridge which we thought were EA free moorings. Turns out the same rules apply here as does at Hampton Court. Hmmm, what to do tomorrow then. Not leaving Teddington to do the tidal bit of the Thames to Brentford until Thursday am. Do we pay the £8 for another night or do we pull pins to look for another mooring? Decisions, decisions!
|What is it about boats cutting across FS's bow?|
|Horsefair bridge and the moorings on the left.|