River Ramblings

You may remember I mentioned in a previous blog that we were rescued by a boat called ‘Spanish Lady’ and towed back to Marsh Lock after our boat overheated when the Olympic torch came to Henley a couple of weeks ago. Talk of coincidences. Yesterday afternoon – after spending an hour or so at the […]

The Olympic Torch

On Sunday afternoon Louisa drove Val, Max and me down to Portsmouth for a very special occasion. Neil, my eldest nephew, had been chosen to be one of the torch bearers for the Olympic Games. We arrived early and parked the car on the very road that Neil was expected to start his run from […]


The Olympic Torch arrived in Henley on Tuesday. We were planning to walk down the towpath to watch it but just as we were leaving my neighbour George Constantinidi invited us to join his boat party and see the event from the river. All went well till we reached the island opposite Hobbs Boatyard when […]

Henley Regatta

I can’t believe it’s a year since the last Henley Regatta. Time just races along. Anyway last Thursday dawned hot and humid with the threat of thunderstorms. Dressing in our Regatta finery my young friend and I drove over to Wargrave to pick up Paul and Debbie at their riverside home. After a week of […]