August 02, 2008

Thames: Pangbourne to Goring

The Thames path between Pangbourne and Goring is idyllic - tree canopies, fishing markers, unusual dining platform, pastoral manor home, picturesque village and church.

Tolls are still being collected to cross the bridge between Pangbourne and Whitchurch-on-Thames. An information board with historical tolls was attached to the side of the toll booth. Every "foot" counted so a local resident told us farmers used to drive their animals to a low point in the river where they could cross without paying a toll.
As we were dining at The Elephant, we glanced through the door to spot a steam driven asphalt paver.

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