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Friday, 14 March 2014

The Boathouse


The Boathouse in Wallingford is a restaurant which has been converted from the original boathouse that you see here. As a youngster a lot of my friend has summer jobs here hiring out rowing boats and small motor launches. I felt it was a sad day when it closed but it is good to see it is still in use.

The photo shows the Thames lapping over into the patio, the restaurant had sandbags in front of the patio doors but escaped flooding.



30 comments:

  1. The Thames really has burst this time hasn't it Bill!!

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    1. Oh yes it did, this place was lucky, quite a few places were not

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    1. It does though I have never been in there

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  3. I called in there for tea and cake when I was walking the Thames Path. Glad to know it has escaped the flooding.

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  4. Need that "boat parking" sign you posted yesterday over here! :)

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  6. a beautiful shot and place~!

    happy wordless Wednesday.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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    1. Thanks LibbyQ hope you liked my WW one as well

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  7. Hari OM
    Close call that one!! Lovely shot. YAM xx

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    1. Yes it was though the sky & refection make the photo

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  8. I'm glad the restaurant was able to hold back the water. It's a great looking building.

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    1. I think they are as well, it's very popular

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  9. That is a gorgeous place. Is the water level going down yet?

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    1. Yes it's gone down over a foot (30cm) but we have had more rain so it could rise again

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  10. Really nice old building there. Glad it was spared by the floods.

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    1. So am I it would be sad to see it shut for a while over being flooded

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    1. I think it looks better in the floods

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  12. It is a wonderful postcard photo! It looks flooded....so I was glad to read that is wasn't. Hooray!

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    1. Thanks for that. I think every one breathed a sigh of relief when it stopped rising

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  13. I'm so glad that it escaped the floods.

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    1. I think any higher and it would not have

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  14. Looks like a wonderful place. ☺

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    1. Oddly I have never been in there so could not say, but it is very popular

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  15. Too bad you can't divert some of that excess water in the Thames to California! We are in our third year of drought!

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    «Louis» looks forward to your "inSPIREd Sunday" post!

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    1. Believe me Louis if we could we would at the moment

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  16. The Boathouse is a beautiful building. Finding another purpose for it was a good thing. Beats tearing it down and sticking up something that may not have been so beautiful.

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    1. I think the building s listed to they can't tear it down

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