DAY 7 Saturday 11 June 2005

Tintern to Henley on Thames

After the usual English breakfast at the hotel it was a short drive south on the A466 to Chepstow and the M48 at the western approaches to the Severn Bridge. Over the Bridge and onto the M4, and being early Saturday morning there was little traffic about. East on the M4 past Swindon and Reading, ten we turned north towards Henley on Thames. Here we visited the Rowing Museum so that we could look through the Wind in the Willows Exhibit. This walk-through story was originally in Derbyshire (Rowsley) but had recently been moved to Henley where it was expected to attract more visitors.

Father with Mr Toad at the Henley Rowing Museum
Paul with Mr Toad
Ducks and boats on the Thames
Boating on the Thames

And on to Heathrow

From Henley-on-Thames it was a short drive to Heathrow, a slightly longer drive to find the right rental car depot, then the check-in queues, the VAT refund queue and finally the departure gate queue. At 9.30pm. right on cue we boarded the Thai Airways plane for Bangkok and on to Sydney and Auckland.


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