At Hampton Court Palace it must be the busiest moorings we have ever stopped at with literally hundreds of boats a day passing us. The speed limit is 8 kph or 5 mph ,but a lot of boats totally ignore this. The trip boats are probably the worst with some going at such a rate they cause huge waves which create huge problems for moored and moving craft. There are several different types of ferries including the one above with the fake wheels on the side.
After a week its time for number one Granddaughter Curly to head back down to Devon. As always she had a great time and we always enjoy her company, she is such a little star. Only another six or seven weeks before she will be back up for the Summer holidays.
With Hampton court palace behind us we all went for a walk around the Deer park. They must be the most elusive Deer anywhere. We didn’t see one although there were plenty of Golfers on the course which is in the Deer park.
We then had a walk around the palace vegetable garden .Its a massive walled garden with every vegetable growing you could think of. We were about a week to early because from next week they start selling off some of the produce to the public.
We are just about at the end of our stay here and I must say its been a real pleasure to be here. We had a great evening on Carol and George’s boat Still Rockin where we finally got to meet Kev and Ann from Nb Rock and Roll , It was good to meet up with you all and thanks for a lovely evening. With so much happening on the River Thames and in Hampton Court Palace it’s a place we will have to come back to one day.