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The Thames at Windsor

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The River Thames at Windsor offers a pleasant afternoon and a good follow-on from a visit to Windsor Castle.  There are both Tour Boats and Hire Boats available.  The tour boats provide a frequent 40 minute service and an occasional two-hour trip. I took the two-hour tour and thought it quite good value for money.  Unfortunately there are no river trips from the City due to the many intervening locks. French Bros public boat trips.  You can book online but you don’t have to.  There are other hire companies included in Travel by Train, Map/Tour and Hire Boats But first a word from our sponsor.

Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of rum.

Wild Foul

        Where’s Fred.                                                                                                                  It’s mine I tell you.

Goose - River -Windsor
I say, they’re not so much wild fowl as slighty miffed. Mwa Ha.


First we go under the bridge and then we come back under the bridge. Good game.

Call that a duck.

 

River Views

Personally I prefer one of these. The upper deck is a simple array of chairs and they were quite happy for me to bring my own tea and sandwiches, bought from an outlet near to the ticket office. The lower deck is more plush with a bar and snacks.

River -Windsor

The first part of the tour is quite pretty. It then gets a little dull for a while until after the lock. There is a commentary indicating places of interest and the homes of the famous.

White House - River - Windsor Large Tudor - River - Windsor Trees - River - Windsor

I hope you enjoyed the tour and thank you for visiting.

5 responses

  1. Oh glorious England. I miss you! Great pics.

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    June 11, 2014 at 07:24

  2. At first I though “homes of the famous, who cares?” But then I saw the Tudors and the mansion. Architecture here just doesn’t compete by and large. Foul fowl may just be a different story 😉

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    June 12, 2014 at 20:13

  3. So beauteous! I’ve got to go visit the birdies. You are probably reading these comments in the opposite order that I left them so they will make no sense. This is normal for me. SNAFU is my name.

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    June 24, 2014 at 04:06

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