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Windsor and Maidenhead

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  • Day10

    Coniston and Amberside

    June 29, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    After the visit to Beatrix Potter's home we visited the Ruskin museum in Coniston. This museum contains information about Donald Campbell and the Bluebird, a replica of the remains of the Bluebird being displayed in a glass cabinet. There was also a video of Donald Campbell's life and various attempts at speed records.
    Afterwards we went to the shore of Lake Coniston where we enjoyed lunch. There were lots of people around with many boats in the water. Probably very similar to inland lakes in Australia except that the sand was a bit coarser. We sat and relaxed and watched the crowds.
    On the way home Keith kindly stopped at Amberside where there is the smallest National Trust house in England. The dry stone bridge on which the house was built was constructed in approx 1500. The house was built slightly later and has a kitchen with a stove and is approx 2m x 3m in area. If you climb some very steep stairs outside there is another room on top of the kitchen roughly the same size. The National Trust rep told us that it had been used as commercial premises for various trades including shoe repairs. One of the photos shows Beryl and Keith in the small kitchen.
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    Margaret Walshe

    Beautiful stone work.

    6/29/18Reply
     
  • Day5

    Windsor Great Park

    June 24, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Yesterday we did a small walk in the Windsor Great Park. The weather has been very sunny each day and the temperature is in the mid 20 deg C. The Great Park is very manicured with a large number of mature trees of many varieties. There were many cyclists as well as people walking along the paths.
    When we came home Matilda persuaded Anita to finish a skirt she is wearing to a Headmasters luncheon later this week. Matilda is completing year 12 this week, and only has one more year at Reading Blue Coat.
    This morning Anita drove us to Sonning which is where Matilda's school is located. We had a look at both the front of the school and also at the Boat Shed as both girls have been involved with the rowing teams.
    We walked a very short section of the Thames path, saw the lock operating at Sonning, and enjoyed a cup of tea overlooking the Thames. The family are very fortunate to live in such a scenic area.
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    Jenny Sawyer

    It would be hard to get more English looking

    6/25/18Reply
    Bev Lee

    How beautiful.

    6/25/18Reply
     
  • Day12

    Kew Gardens

    July 1, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Today we used our bonus ticket on Brit Rail to go to Kew Gardens. Not perfectly straight forward as works were being done on the line near Richmond so were diverted to a bus for some of the journey. Hence it took 2 hours to get from Ascot to Kew Gardens.
    The temperature was very close to 30 deg c again, and there were lots of people enjoying the gardens. The map which the office gave out was a little hard to follow as there were grass tracks as well as pebbled tracts and also tarred paths.
    However we did see the plants in the heated dome, and the flower variety was stunning. The vista over the lake was impressive as well as Queen Charlotte's cottage. This thatched cottage was donated by Queen Victoria in 1898 to the Kew Gardens and consisted of 32 acres as well as the house.
    Trip back to Ascot was even more complicated as the bus did not run straight to Hounslow from Richmond but needed a second bus and a walk. However eventually Anita was able to pick us up from Ascot.
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    Bev Lee

    The photographs you are taking are truly beautiful.

    7/1/18Reply
    Jenny Sawyer

    Stunning flowers.

    7/2/18Reply
     
  • Day8

    Royal Windsor

    December 21, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    I've had a wonderful couple of days. Riding in the park where Henry VIII hunted deer in the morning, after hours guided tour of the castle in the evening with a spot of shopping and good pub grub in between.

    Not a lot of pics as it was raining during the ride and you can't take photos inside the Queen's house.
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    Claire Biddle

    Sounds like you are having a ball Sal, and it's only the first week xx

    12/22/16Reply
    Pauline Crutchley

    Loving your photos, never doubted you had forgotten to ride

    12/22/16Reply
     
  • Day12

    At the Regatta

    July 1, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    On Friday Keith and Beryl drove us to Oxenholme and put us on the train to Wolverhampton. From there we caught a connection to Reading, and from Reading to Ascot. It was a very memorable time we had in the Lakes District, and our thanks to Keith and Beryl for showing us so many great attractions set amongst great scenery.
    On Saturday afternoon Matilda was rowing in a regatta at Sonning. Paul and Anita took us there for a couple of hours and set us in comfortable chairs on the banks of the Thames. There were squads there from Australia, the United States as well as many school rowing crews and University squads.The reason for the international competitors was that it was excellent practice for the regatta at Henley which is in a week's time.
    Matilda was part of a double sculls team with her friend Jess. They came second out of three competitors. There was much encouragement from the spectators as they went past. It was avery much a social event for the parents and friends.
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    Bev Lee

    What wonderful memories you will have of this trip!

    7/1/18Reply
     
  • Day8

    On Lake Windermere

    June 27, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Today we travelled on Lake Windermere to Lakeside where we changed boats. After the
    Very pleasant boat rides in ideal conditions we had a vintage train ride which took us to Haverthwaite. This was a tourist destination. On the platform there was a guy with his four owls which were chained to their poles, but were tame enough for some people to pat them.
    According to information given to us on the train it was supposed to be 150 yards to a lookout. The 150 yards may have been a vertical measurement, and it would not be classified as an easy walk. But the view was excellent. After that feat we treated ourselves to Thunder and Lightening icecreams. By this stage the temp was approaching 30 deg c.
    On the return leg via Bowness we saw a large number of swans, geese and other birds waddling around in the shallow water. A bit further on we met a retired pilot who was quite a character. During the day we saw four aircraft doing low runs over Lake Windermere. Keith seemed to know quite a bit about these exercises.
    In summary a delightful day with wonderful scenery and weather and good company.
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    Margaret Walshe

    So interesting in fine weather, continue to enjoy.

    6/27/18Reply
     
  • Day3

    Ascot Races

    June 22, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Trip from Benalla to Heathrow went well. Thanks to David for driving to Seymour, then train to Broadmeadows, bus to Melbourne airport and two Singapore airline flights to Heathrow. Anita kindly provided transport from Heathrow to Ascot.
    We passed through Dachet, which had several large hanging baskets full of spring flowers. These were also very visible in Ascot. We saw the footbridge over the high street in Ascot which takes the race goers from one of the largest car parks to the race course.
    Later in the day we went to Watersplash lane which the Queen passes through on her way to Ascot races. There were about 200 locals within 100m. Including two groups of school children in uniform. There was also a significant police presence.
    Pictures include hanging baskets outside a pub in Dachet, flowers above a garbage container, two carriages in the royal procession and Anita and Anna in the back yard.
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    Margaret Walshe

    An exciting start to your trip.

    6/23/18Reply
     
  • Day32

    Waking in Windsor. Didn't expect that...

    May 20, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    It was already well after 10 pm as we set off in the camper from the Jon Gomm concert. Only the voice of Ms GPS to lead us to one of only two camper parking sites this side of Greater London. Forty minutes of darkness, rain and 267 roundabouts later we park at our mystery destination. Where are we, it's too dark to tell.
    Morning breaks to reveal our new neighbour is HRH in Windsor Castle (this is her weekender). We are smack in the centre of Windsor, beside the Thames. So we have spent an unexpected day visiting her (castle), Eton College, the odd shop or 86, and walking the banks of the Thames. Quite nice. Tomorrow, Yorkshire to see family. I may be bit quiet in coming days as we spend time with them. Ciao.
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    Joy Marshall

    nice of HRH to welcome campers

    5/22/17Reply
    Gordon Wild

    Yep, she likes the simple things. Horse and carriage, pure gold, (Philip).

    5/22/17Reply
     
  • Day6

    day 5 of our trip

    May 31, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    We left Goring to make our way back to Windsor stopping at Marlow on the way. After making good progress we headed to Windsor for a quick look around the castl, a quick drink ending by a great Indian meal.Read more

    Hilary and Richard Webb

    Fabulous trip xxxx

    5/31/19Reply
     
  • Day15

    St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

    July 5, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    These are pictures of St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Megan and Harry were married here 6 weeks ago. I wish we could have taken pictures of the inside of the church but it was not allowed. We had almost complete and full access to wander around. It's much smaller than it appeared on TV. We were able to walk out through where they walked out to sign the register. We were able to stand where they stood. We were not able to go into the pews where the immediate family sat though. The tombs of many past Kings and Queens are buried inside the church as well.Read more

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Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead, WNM