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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!

Monday, 1 July 2013

Walking the Thames Path Day 1

My next project is to walk the length of the Thames from the Barrier to the source, a distance of 180 miles. I will not be doing it at speed nor continuously but more when I feel like a walk by the river. I want to record the walk by photographing it at regular intervals along the way and then posting them. As the posts might be quite long I have decided to put this walk onto another blogsite:
 My first walk was quite an easy one as I had to drive to the Thames Barrier which meant I couldn't walk that far as I had to return to collect the car but from the next stage onwards I will be able to use public transport and not have to retrace my steps.

This is the start of the Thames path or the end depending on which way you want to walk. Most people seem to start at the source and finish here but I like to be different.

The river is approximately 500 metres wide at this point and it is here the Thames Barrier has been built to protect London from flooding.

Please go across to visit my other blog to follow the rest of today's walk.
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  1. This is quite an ambitious project! I look forward to hearing all about it. I never knew about those barriers. :-)

  2. I wish I could join you on this walk!

  3. Looks like an exciting endeavor!

  4. Hi There, We are back after a couple of weeks off from blogging. I did post a blog today so you should check it out.

    Good luck with your walking. Walking is SO good for us... Hope you make your goal!!!

  5. walking is great, motivated by photography.:P
    the Thames Barrier looks interesting--are they made of steel?

  6. What a great idea, walking along the Thames and seeing all the sights. I will follow your progress. Have a happy week!

  7. That's an excellent idea ! How interesting !

  8. Great idea! Have your read "The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow" - which is a rather good book about a river trip.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  9. Nice shots! Are those silver domes part of the flood barrier?

  10. Looking forward to the journey. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  11. Oh! That is a great project. I wish you luck and many many happy exciting moments on your long walk!

  12. Hope you make it all the way - good luck

  13. How nice that there's a path; didn't realize there was. Your project must be great fun. Last time I saw the Thames on TV it looked kind of crowded because it was during the Queen's Jubilee.


  14. Wow, that's quite a walk you will be taking, great exercise! :)


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