Travel Blogs from Henley-on-Thames
... paths we walked, watching ducks and swans being fed by little children. The meadow that used to flood in winter and become the ice skating pond is now a nature preserve. Just past the rugby field, we come to the Real Tennis court where Nick is a proud member. The game is a cross between tennis, racquet ball and handball, played indoors with a ball like a tennis ball but harder and in ...
... degree the longest and most expensive course * in WW11, there were 60 airfields * American Cemetery (3 811 headstones) - only one in the UK; Glenn Miller and Joseph Kennedy buried here; the only American soil in the UK * for 600 years only men could attend Cambridge; 1869 first women went to Benzloe House; men wore black armbands as form of protest; women could sit exams but were not awarded degrees; first woman to receive a degree was the Queen ...
... Cambridge. As one walks past the gardens and stately buildings in this university town, one is struck by the history. We began at the Fitzwilliam Museum, which is filled with an array of art and artifacts. Of most interest to the men in our troupe were the ancient armor and weapons, and Egyptian displays. En garde! As we approached the center of town, throngs of people became evident. Nick ...
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We cruised along the race course and back again, which was the first proper sight of actual rowing races. During this trip we managed to spot the Kensingtons on Kirstie's dad's boat, The Old Fogey, and called and waved to each other madly as we passed in opposite directions - the novelty of seeing fellow Kiwis causing much delight, even though we only saw each ...
... homes along the bank, watching the 1, 2, 4, and 8 person crews practice and looking at the wildlife. The Woman’s Regatta is this weekend so there’s lots of activity relating to it. In just a couple of weeks is the Royal Regatta and so the town is starting to get ready for it.
The big event is Royal Ascot. This is the biggest horse racing event in England. It lasts for 4 days, the Queen is ...
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