We took kayaks upriver and under the low road bridge at Botley Mill to explore the furthest navigable parts of the Hamble.
It was clearly a daring trip with ever present dangers.
An almost French feel to the river as it skirts the old Botley Mill and a bridge that I had no idea existed, note to self must get up and explore on foot.
The very top of the channel the river disappears into a tiny stream, presumably that's the point where fresh water is running down into the tidal river.
And finally our destination the famous Botley falls, not exactly Niagra.