Keith on October 11th, 2011

A tree hugger’s paradise. Keith was in his element.  A wonderful place to visit, we both agreed that we need more time there.  It is an assault on the senses, so much to take in. We retreated, slowly and reluctantly, both feeling tired from the experience. We will go back, to do some tree hugging, with our tree [...]

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Keith on October 11th, 2011

Sunday, we decided to take a walk along the Thames tow path. Bus to Hampton court, walk to Walton on Thames, bus back to site. A pleasant walk, sunny and breezy. Ideal conditions, comfortable temperature.  A nice packed lunch. Lots to see, nice houses, canoeist, rowers, every breed of dog imangable, including a few street accidents. [...]

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Keith on October 11th, 2011

Another tick on the list of places to visit. Started life as a pumping station to deliver water direct from the Thames. The main reason to visit is the 9o inch (the size of the low pressure piston),  steam powered beam engine.  A leviathan of a machine which towers over  three floors.  That something that big runs [...]

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Keith on October 11th, 2011

Camping and Caravan club site, basic and inexpensive.  It is ideal for us, bus stop ten minute walk away.  Bus to Hampton court, Kingston or Walton on Thames and all points beyond. Bus pass used extensively, great stuff.

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Keith on October 4th, 2011

This is an impressive structure on many fronts.  At Batemans, the National trust is trying to create flower rich hay meadow, the hotel is part of the plan. Its structure is both clever and simple.  The builders have used material that you can find any where and is generally considered to be rubbish.  Four pallets [...]

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Keith on October 4th, 2011

The home of the late Rudyard Kipling.  Nice grounds, house and watermill which, together, creates a nice relaxed ambiance. The turbine replaced the waterwheel and was used to generate electricity for the house.

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