Post No 7 – Trip on the River Thames

Although the weather had changed back to days of rain at the at the end of May, just in time for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, we did manage to take a boat trip on the River Thames.  We boarded a Salter’s Steamer from Henley-on-Thames to Marlow, a journey of some nine miles, which takes approximately 2 hours 15 minutes.

Fortunately the weather was kind, so I have posted some images taken on from the boat: –

Henley on Thames
Approaching Henley Bridge from Salter’s mooring up stream, with the famous Angel Pub on the Henley Bank and the tower of  St Mary the Virgin in the background.


Date:   30.05.2012  Time: 15:43:45    Camera:   Canon EOS 30D   Lens:   Canon EF 17-40 mm  f/4.0 L  USM

Aperture:   f/8.0   Shutter Speed:   1/250   ISO:  100   Focal Length:   40.0 mm

Henley Regatta Course
Just below Henley Bridge is the world famous Henley Regatta rowing course, seen here from the finish with the start adjacent to Temple Island in the background, a distance of 1 mile 550 yards downstream.


Date:   30.05.2012   Time: 15:46:13    Camera:   Canon EOS 30D   Lens:   Canon EF 17-40 mm  f/4.0 L  USM

Aperture:   f/8.0   Shutter Speed:   1/320   ISO:  100   Focal Length:   30.0 mm

Temple Island
This image was made a few years ago and has been included because at the time of our boat trip there was a dirty great working barge putting in the final piles of the rowing course into the river, right by the Temple.
This ornamental temple was built in 1771 as a fishing lodge for Mr Sambrooke Freeman of Fawley Court.  In 1983 the island was leased to Henley Royal Regatta for a term of 999 years.
Not available at this time.
Egyptian Geese  – Mother and Young
A  proud mother takes her eight goslings for a walk along the Thames Path at Henley.  I was amazed at how tame the mother was and not at all phased by close contact with human beings.


Date:   30.05.2012   Time: 15:57:19    Camera:   Canon EOS 30D   Lens:   Canon EF 17-40 mm  f/4.0 L  USM

Aperture:   f/6.3   Shutter Speed:   1/250  ISO:  100   Focal Length:   40.0 mm

Hambleden Mill
Hambleden Mill is an historic water-mill adjacent to Hambleden Lock on the River Thames at Mill End, near the village of Hambleden.  The Mill was mentioned in the Domesday Book with an annual rent of £1.  In recent times the Mill Building has been converted into luxury riverside apartments.


Date:   30.05.2012   Time: 16:05:34    Camera:   Canon EOS 300D   Lens:   Canon EF Lens – 50 mm – F/1.8

Aperture:   f/16.0   Shutter Speed:   1/125   ISO:  100   Focal Length:   50.0 mm


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