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Walking the Thames Path From the Thames Source to the Thames Barrier in London -- Gene Waddell & Joan Borger

November 30, 2019

 

Tuesday January 28, 2020 10am - 12pm  

 

KCBX, SLO

 

$4 for LLCC members, $10 for non-members

 

Register Now for "Walking the Thames Path" on Brown Paper Tickets

 

 

Walking on the Thames Path will take you on a journey. Whichever end of the trail you start from, you’ll walk and watch the river change.

 

The Thames goes through many changes. There’s the quiet, rural Thames near the source; barely bothered by visitors. Then there’s the Thames at leisure, passing through riverside towns and villages, where the water is visited by powerboats and barges. As you get closer to London, the towns get bigger, and the earthen paths begin to give way to tarmac and paving flags. There’s royal Thames with castles and palaces, historic Thames as you visit the site where the Magna Carta was signed. And then there’s suburban Thames, before arriving near Westminster for full on tourist Thames. Finally you leave the center of London and head to industrial Thames where business and commerce rules.

 

This makes the Thames Path one of the most distinctive and varied walking trails in the country.

 

Gene Waddelll and Joan Borger walked this path in the summer of 2018, and then headed home by way of a transatlantic crossing to New York City on the RMS Queen Mary 2.  They will relate how they planned the trip, their accommodations and experiences along the way, and will share some of the photos which memorialized their journey.

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