October 03, 2011

Thames Path

 The Thames Path is trail that follows the river from its source near Gloucestershire to the Thames Barrier at Charlton. It is about 184 miles long. If we wanted to, we could take the path from Oxford and walk all the the way to London. The trail was very nice and it took us through the English countryside. It was fun to see rural England and the little villages.

We saw many rowing teams practicing. The season starts soon, which should be fun to watch.
This is a lock and along the Thames there are several of these. A lock raises and lowers boats between stretches of water of different levels. It has a fixed chamber in which the water level can be varied so the boat may pass through.