Friday, 9 August 2013

I found a haven for owners of fast, fragile dogs

The previous evening at Hampton Court I had found a gateway into 'Home Park' but couldn't explore as the gates had just been locked at 8.00pm. I was determined to investigate before we left yesterday morning. Only the canoeists were out early - the Thames was like a smooth pond
 This is the gateway into the park and the access across the golf club on a vast footpath
 With fence on 3 sides and a long wall along the other this vast space is completely enclosed; the only hazards (that I could see) being a row of varied trees off to one side
so I let my fast and fragile dogs off for a race
 maybe not, perhaps just enjoy the fox poo instead
Our first lock of the day was Molesey where someone had had some fun with the hedgetrimmers
 and the lockies were trying to get some respite from the beautiful heat
 We also went through Sunbury lock, but I didn't get any pictures as anxiety levels were too strong with our nose (technical terms here) was parked up the arse of a giant trip boat

 We moored on a public mooring outside  the very dog friendly The Weir pub at Sunbury/Walton having failed to get onto the reservoir moorings which have been completely consumed (3 deep) by permanent moorers. G's cousin Julie and Chris joined us for the evening which was lovely; they'd not been on the boat before

The landlady kindly let us use her waste bins

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