Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Onto The Mighty Thames

I have been a bit lax with my blog so will condense it and bring you up today (5th July)
We left Hungerford and made our way to Kintbury where daughter No 2 ( Rachel ) visited , bringing with her her lovely French boyfriend Adrian, After Kayaking and a few drinks we ate at the red house nice but pricey and treasure hunted in the lock on the way home, (one windlass caught by Rachel)They left the next day vowing that they now want to live on a narrow boat 😊.
From Kintbury we went on to Newbury and visited The lovely Tina on "NB Go For It "at our old home Marina, Ham Manor, Thanks so much for the homemade Jam and chutney Tina.
Tackled Woolhampton lock and swing bridge which would have gone smoothly had a knob not moored up outside the pub with only a stern line on,with the bow drifting out He was lucky Mark only clipped his boat. Met a really nice couple Shirley and Pete on NB Selena Rose locked down a few locks with them and they have very kindly let us use their mooring at Weybridge.

Went through the Oracle at Reading I loved it just so weird going through a shopping precinct, and then said goodbye to the K&A  and onto the mighty Thames.
What a contrast just so exciting its huge with such a diverse range of craft  mainly enormous Tupperware boats and beautiful Dutch barges. The houses are something else one of them on the market for £47 million ( booked a viewing for tomorrow ) Going through Henley was fab but at £25 a night to moor we chugged on to Hambleden where it's only £6 a night it's a beautiful evening we are quite rural and I'm looking forward to more of the Thames tomorrow xx Lou

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