On my recent UK trip, my friend planned a lovely boat trip on the Thames. Not through London; but way out in the country near Windsor. Yes, the River Thames is one long river; the longest actually in England, and the second longest in the UK (the River Severn being the longest there.) So this was what I was doing a few weeks ago, peacefully spending an hour or so, literally cruising down the river on a Sunday afternoon!
post script: I mentioned to my friend that there is a song “Cruising down the river”, and she said, “Well, there you go then, Blog post!” Honestly, I wasn’t thinking of blog posts at the time: but since she brought it up – This one’s for you, S!
‘Cruising Down the River’ was written by Eily Beadell and Nell Tollerton and first released in 1946. You can hear a version of it sung here by Blue Barron and his orchestra. I discovered this song years ago in a music book I’d bought, and sang it with guitar.