I'm a bit behind in blogging having been off sick for a few weeks. A lot of that time was spent staring out of the window watching the boats go by.
One of the more interesting ones was this whaler - the Henley Whaler's Molly, as can be read about here.
As can be seen, it's double ended and has a small mast, useful to handle the range of conditions that whale hunting would require.
Now of course the Thames is usually whale free (though there have been the occasional visit as far as Battersea) but Molly participates in events such as the Great River Race as well as special occasions such as the Royal Jubilee and Olympic Touch processions.