Over the next couple of years or so I'll be hiking the Thames Path from the source of the River Thames near Kemble in Gloucestershire to its finish at the Thames Barrier a little to the east of central London. Its official length is 184 miles, so I'll be hiking at least 368 miles as I'll hike it fully in both directions. And as I sometimes go off piste it will end up well over 400 miles. See the very first post for further information.
Friday, 24 April 2015
Day 23 - 22nd April 2015 - Chertsey to Hampton Court Palace
Today’s 8 mile stretch of the Thames Path took me to Hampton Court Palace; and the end of the route in the first of the two ‘Official National Trail Guides’ for The Thames Path - ‘In the Country’. The second - ‘In London’ - is a book of the same size but covering just the remaining 38 of the 184 miles to the Thames Barrier at Woolwich … plus a 9 mile extension to Crayford Ness. More detail and larger scale mapping in the second. Most of the 23 sections I’ve hiked to date have produced several images with which I have been pleased. But whilst today’s hiking was most enjoyable, it was singularly unproductive as far as my photography was concerned. Day 23 produced the smallest number of ok-ish images from the whole hike so far. Unsure of the reason for this but as I progress London-wards the river is widening and becoming increasingly urban making for less and less of interest to me. But, I mustn’t make excuses - I’ve often said that good images can be found anywhere and everywhere, if only you look hard enough!
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