Monday, 10 October 2016

The Ferryman at Bablock Hythe

My good friend and fellow HBBR member Chris Partridge was so impressed with our gentle glide into Autumn that he called a last minute rally for this weekend. Normally we would all be getting the central heating turned on and settling in for a season of Strictly Come Dancing on the telly but a few of us did come out to play. We gathered at the Ferryman Inn at Bablock Hythe on the Thames which is quite near the wonderfully named Kingston Bagpuize, you couldn't make these names up, and you can see where Tolkein got his inspiration. I think we should just re-name the river The Brandywine and be done with it.

As Chris pointed out The Ferryman meets all of our requirements; it has camping, a slipway, and beer. It also had a little of the Royston Vasey about it, i.e. A Local Pub for Local People, one of our party left his coat on someone else's chair and I thought there was going to be an international incident, however we survived unscathed and plan to return again next year.
Here as ever are some photos.

Monday, 3 October 2016

A Misty Moisty Morning in Manor Valley.

A visit to Scotland to see the crumblies gave me the chance to nip out for a bike ride round my some of my home territory on Sunday Morning. Autumn had arrived with thick mist which gradually burned off to become a beautiful morning.