• Reading to Theale   23-25   August 2017

    Reading to Theale 23-25 August 2017

    Escaping Reading Festival   A Tesco shopping opportunity A very run down and depressing entry to the K & A A smarter section with museum and leading to the Oracle centre Traffic lights And welcome, note the traffic lights to the […]

     
  • Goring to Reading 23 August 2017

    Goring to Reading 23 August 2017

    The Thames locks require little effort. This is the lock at Pangbourne, yes Pangbourne, just to show how difficult it is on the Thames! Early morning before the lock keeper is on duty Reading Festival 90,000 expected Camping one side […]

     
  • Return from Abingdon to Cleeve Lock 21 August 2017

    Return from Abingdon to Cleeve Lock 21 August 2017

    We unexpectedly met up with Dave and Lin at Abingdon. They were our next door but one neighbours at Kings Marina Newark. We knew they were planning a visit to family in Trowbridge but didn’t think we would meet up […]

     
  • Return from Lechlade to Newbridge and Abingdon 16 -17 August 2017

    Return from Lechlade to Newbridge and Abingdon 16 -17 August 2017

    Lechlade church is full of light   It’s proud of its history   Who could forget this? Beautiful weather to start our return trip. Turning in a restricted spot requires much concentration particularly when you have an audience! Luxury camping? […]

     
  • Eynsham to Lechlade  15 August 2017

    Eynsham to Lechlade 15 August 2017

    This section of the Thames displayed every geographical feature of rivers: meanders on meanders, shallows, hairpin bends etc but it is rather scenic An amazing caravan park, beautifully kept This very cute boathouse took Tony’s eye I wish bridge builders […]

     
  • Abingdon to Eynsham   14 August 2017

    Abingdon to Eynsham 14 August 2017

    A few sights along the way.  Camping and steaming…… Lovely hotel with its own riverboat Iffley lock Oxford University boat houses Used for only 7 months of the year? Folly bridge with an immediate right hand turn Osney bridge is […]

     
  • Wilts & Berks Canal Sunday 13 August 2017

    Wilts & Berks Canal Sunday 13 August 2017

    The weather was glorious as we set out to follow the old, and proposed new, Wilts & Berks canal . Close to St Helen’s church was the Wharf and The Anchor Pub The old junction and poster with explanation   […]

     
  • Abingdon 10-14 August 2017 and 17-21 August 2017

    Abingdon 10-14 August 2017 and 17-21 August 2017

    Moored in Abingdon early afternoon     Having just got a foot in the door before the Tourist Information closed we set off to walk the town trail. Eat St Helens Street has some very fine houses. We climbed to […]

     
  • To Wallingford 8-10 August 2017

    To Wallingford 8-10 August 2017

    Wallingford is the fisrt town we have noticed to have a Welcome sign on the river bank. We arrived  to find all the moorings full so had to make do on the meadows with an extremely high bank and field […]

     
  • Reading1-3 August and on to Goring 4-6 August 2017

    Reading1-3 August and on to Goring 4-6 August 2017

    Moored up in Christchurch Meadows where a footbridge takes you over the river and the leads you up to the station & town. we paid for our mooring at the Swimming Baths and went on to have tea in John […]

     
 

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