Thames Walk, Day 9
Trip Start Aug 23, 1996
583Trip End Ongoing
Start - Finish
Marlow - Windsor
Distance - 24.8 Kilometres
By the time we had dropped the car off at Maidenhead, and arrived in Marlow, it was just after 13:00. We walked back to where we had left the bridge and started again. Even though it was cloudy, it was pretty humid. Not far from the bridge, we turned off from the track and checked out what the book called the classical Thames view. The Thames, the bridge, the church. Snap !!!
We followed the river along as usual, and even more people were out. There was no solitude and the bird life was disappearing fast, however, the houses were not. They were getting bigger and someone had even manage to build a replica castle !!! As we walked out of Maidenhead, we came to another of Isambard Kingdom Brunel bridges, with this one being quite famous. At the time of it's building, it was the widest and flattest in the world, and it is still in use.
We walked under the M4 and then in the distance we could see Windsor, but first, we had another Brunel bridge. This one is classed as the World's oldest wrought iron bridge still in regular service. We were learning more and more everyday. We passed under this one and then we saw the view that is the most majestic one that we had seen so far. Windsor Castle. Now I have never been inside, but Lucy has and says it is better from the outside !!
It was close to 18:00, and our walk had ended, so we boarded a crowded train and made our way back to Maidenhead.
Total Kilometres so far - 225.6
Bridges Seen - 11
Bridges Total - 134
Locks Seen - 4
Locks Total - 32