Staines to Windsor
After lunch I crossed Staines Bridge to follow the path which now runs on the South side of the river. Everywhere seems very green and central London seems a long way from here. Getting to Staines took me a little longer than planned (too much chatting to those lovely Melbourne ladies) so I still have to walk over 9 miles to get to Windsor to catch a train home. Need to get a bit of a move on.
I thought this building was a very interesting design, seemingly built above ground possibly to prevent too much flood damage.
The path takes you through the garden of the Runnymede-on-Thames hotel. Much as I am tempted these seats are for residents only.
Here I met this wonderful couple. I was quite taken by Marjorie's hair and outfit.We chatted for ages. Neville was a retired music teacher but still played the trumpet each day. As he had played in such prestigious places like the Albert Hall in London, I can only assume that he is very talented. They were just about to return to the river to their camper home for an afternoon drink and kindly invited me to join them but I still had a few miles left before reaching Windsor so sadly I said goodbye and went to find the Kennedy memorial before returning to the path.