The next day we had a day off, that is to say Amanda cycled off down the entire length of the Basingstoke Canal! I didn't. I went on bikes with David the other direction back to the Thames and back down to Hampton Court to have a closer look at the gardens. Joe went to Brooklands Park Museum to play with planes, he even sat in Concorde.
The Kitchen Garden was tremendous, there was a little bit of signage but not nearly enough explaining what they were aiming to do here, there were plenty of people looking but questions remained unanswered.
|Terracotta planters hre and there.|
|Bean pyramids in amongst herbs and lavender.|
|David disputing the label.|
|Late violets, mine have long finished.|
|Some stupendous espalier work.|
|No idea, looks like auriculars|
On the way back, (That is after having coffee and cakes sat in deck chairs in the gardens) on the way back we watched this with quite a crowd,
As it came into view, or rather made a turn on the river it became clear that it was being pushed from one side by a wee tug and it had a person on each corner with a walkie talkie, they sailed on by.
We were to have had a Barbie Queue, but where we were wasn't really wide enough and the sky was blackening, so we had a huge omelette, due to my lack of turning over skills it was a 'Scrambled Omlette', for dessert we had blackberry and apple, I think we'll be having that for a while.
Not long after it poured with rain.
PS Amanda cycled the 32 miles to HAMPSHIRE!!!! But when she arrived there with the intension of getting a train back she had just missed it. She phoned her nearby living son who collected her, fed her and delivered her back to us...