At the start of the Thames

the first town on the thames

the first town on the thames

the first town on the thames

the first town on the thames

the first town on the thames

the first town on the thames

the first town on the thames

the first town on the thames

the first town on the thames

One gloomy afternoon, just the youngest (midget – decided he didn’t want to be referred to as ‘midget’ any longer, as he’s no longer that small) and I went adventuring – we decided to find the start of the river Thames. We compromised as I actually wasn’t eager to settle a dispute between the Environmental Agency and Ordinance Survey and several historians, nor take on any angry farmers by trudging through their fields in search of very source, where-ever that may be. Instead we settled on actual confirmed fact by visiting the very first town on the Thames, Cricklade, and walked a little way down the ramblers route ‘Thames Way’ through some tolerant farmer’s fields.

It’s a very pretty place. Even in the gloom. We talked about rivers and the water cycle and how funny it was that we have crossed quite a few bridges over the Thames, but none so small before. A simple wooden construction, and further up an old stone one, would never give any clue as to the grand constructions (much) further up stream.

We sat for a while, left some Pooh Sticks with messages of ‘hello’ to our beloved London, and set off with much grander schemes to find that source one day!

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “At the start of the Thames

  1. I enjoy your blog & today especially the photos,. This is a beautiful area & so special to take a child on a “nature” outting! I work hard at getting grandchildren away from all the technology stuff & out in nature. Thanks for sharing. Mary Ann (in GA, USA)

    Like

  2. Oh it’s hard once they’re hooked isn’t it? Mine do plenty of screen time much to my exasperation but Im hoping to get into new habits in Outdoor Weather Season!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s