Shepperton to Staines
My plan today is to walk the 15 miles from Shepperton to Windsor.
I timed the trains well and arrived in Shepperton by mid morning. It was a long walk from the rail station to the river and unfortunately the public toilets were out of order. I noticed the village hall was open so I popped in there and 4 ladies were playing badminton. There was a toilet just off the hall but they wouldn't let me use it as I wasn't from the village! So much for a welcome to Shepperton.
There was a small boat club near the old village with lots of sailing boats moored alongside.
Maybe they've just noticed the postman is coming.
Chertsey Bridge, a stone structure consisting of 7 arches.
Another boat repair yard. I have been staggered by the number of boat clubs I have seen whilst walking. Rowing and sailing on the Thames is far more popular than I had ever imagined.
The houses and the red brick church of St Peter tells me that I am approaching Staines.