Birthday Walk

September 26, 2018


It was my wife’s birthday and after a meal near Oxford we went on a birthday walk beside the River Thames in Abingdon. St Helen’s Wharf was busy with birds after a boat stopped to feed them.

We walked over the bridge and along the causeway towards Culham.

Then we walked back along by the River Thames. There were huge mounds of wild Michaelmas Daisies beside the River, and out on the River oarsmen from Abingdon School were rowing by Abingdon Marina.

As we got near town my wife took this picture of The Old Anchor Inn.

I took one of the tall almshouse chimneys, looking like spaghetti in the River.

She took one of Abingdon Bridge.

The meal was at the Trout Inn. My wife is reading La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One by Philip Pullman, where the Trout Inn features extensively.  She says there are also mentions of Abingdon Рthere could be a future blog post about The Book of Dust РAbingdon.

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3 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Daniel  |  September 27, 2018 at 9:20 am

    what a lovely town we live in.

  • 2. Jeanette Halliday  |  September 27, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Happy birthday Judith.

  • 3. Martin Gulliver  |  September 27, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Agreed…when the sun is out it looks at its best…just beautiful. And so well documented by out host!

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