An amazing 20 people turned up to walk today! We’ve started walking by the side of the Thames, on a well-worn path out of Goring & Streatley through the beautiful village of South Stoke. To my right, open fields. The Thames is very very high and I see the local regatta has been cancelled. There are some very big houses on the waterfront with extraordinarily large private boats. We’ve seen our first red kite – they come from Rhayader in Wales but now there’s a population here too. I’m just knocked out by having 20 people walking with me, in clear weather and it’s not raining – what a great start!