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The River Thames - photos and stories

ska invita

back on the other side
i had a bit of a revelation after going on a boat party once...you head of out of London to the east and almost immediately the view of the riverbank is pretty much purely industrial...Greenwich provides a little break, but once you get past Greenwich its endlessly bleak - then eventually the boat turns around and you head back to London....the bleakness goes on and on and then just as you turn the the last bend, seemingly out of nowhere youre faced with this:



and that experience of coming in under Tower Bridge is like going through a front door into London proper - probably especially so when the bridge is drawn (looks a bit like a pair of opening doors even). Id always just thought of Tower Bridge as just another (over the top) London bridge, but in a way its Londons first bridge, and grand gate into London. In a way it even plays the defensive role of a door as it can stop any too large boats from coming in if not raised...
 

ska invita

back on the other side
Dont say that :( i am walking from the thames barrier to the source in chunks... got as far as henley-on-thames so far - love this river.
ive done most of the river out east but i havent gone upstream at all...almost got the river boat up to Hampton Court last year but something came up...definitely going to do it this year....

is there a particularly good stretch that lends itself to biking anyone know?
 
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