CLUB PADDLE TO TASTE NAKED LADIES BEER. Sea Kayak Paddle with tide from Chiswick to Twickenham and back. I have included some snaps from previous paddles which I never got around to posting. So a couple of stories intermingled.
Sea Kayak Paddle 14.45- 19.00pm. Headed off on a powerful tide to Twick. Smooth paddle low wind. Not just the pigeons are exploiting CPCC’s sumptuous riverside pontoon.
No stops lots of Canadian Geese nesting on moored platforms. Swans were a bit feisty and cut across my bow a few times.
Heron’s were numerous in flight but also one was hanging from a tree
Pulled into Twickenham for a pub drink the beer garden was flooded. So drinks were not being served. I turned up in my dry suit and they made an exception to the envy of the passers by who got turned away.
I had dragged my kayak onto the curb but that too became submerged. I waited till the tide turned having had a nice pint of Twickenham Ale “Naked Ladies” from the local brewery (churlish not to). Good to support your local brewery and not get that imported crap. Smooth journey back, all the riverbank was getting flooded on both sides of the Thames.
I arrived in Richmond to see the area around White Cross pub submerged only access was by wadding through water another pub “lock-in”. There was no escape for the drinkers who were isolated in their pub island. As I drifted past the entrance a kind soul, a beautiful blonde, reached out with a lovely blonde pint of larger. Again churlish not to accept her kind offer, she must have known I had not brought any water and was a tad parched.
My kayak was now floating above a double yellow line so I hoped some vigilant and over zealous traffic warden would not give me a parking ticket. Smooth journey home with a lovely sun.