• Abingdon to Oxford 20-22 May 2018

    Abingdon to Oxford 20-22 May 2018

    Farther Thames claimed Tony’s phone on Saturday afternoon so we set off early on Sunday morning to hotfoot it to the EE shop in Oxford. Not a terribly good start!  The electrics had failed at Abingdon lock so I had […]

     
  • Abingdon on Thames 17-19 May 2018

    Abingdon on Thames 17-19 May 2018

    Began the day well by having an argument with an overhanging tree and an incident below Days lock. where the current took the boat broadside on whilst the stern rope was attached and tightened to the lock mooring. Helped by […]

     
  • Wallingford 15 & 16 May 2018

    Wallingford 15 & 16 May 2018

    We like Wallingford!  Civil War history with the town changing back and forth from Royalist to Paliamentarians and Agatha Christie lived here Lovely sunny mooring opposite the Park and Campsite. £7 per night collected at 8.30 am       […]

     
  • Reading to Goring 12 & 13 May 2018

    Reading to Goring 12 & 13 May 2018

    Left Reading with Stephen & Beverley aboard. Here they are working Mapledurham lock   We are always intrigued by this post box but not to sure of collection times! At Pangbourne Meadows where they left us to walk back to […]

     
  • Reading 10 12 May 2018

    Reading 10 12 May 2018

    We were welcomed to Reading with a partially sunmerged supermarket trolley followed by another in the middle of town and a third at Blakes lock! Once out of county lock and with the green traffic light, passage through the bends […]

     
  • Theale to Reading 10 May 2018

    Theale to Reading 10 May 2018

    An early start from Theale we came across a second boat with a chicken coop on the top! Then Garston lock. This is one of only two remaining turf sided locks so naturally it has a preservation order.    No […]

     
  • Thatcham to Theale 5-8 May

    Thatcham to Theale 5-8 May

      Another tale of disaster and hazard! Woolhampton  has a reputation for being difficult. A lock, bend and narrow skewed bridge with a strong current. You can’t see the bridge from the lock. As Matilda was almost through the bridge […]

     
  • Thatcham 3 May 2018

    Thatcham 3 May 2018

    Left Hungerford in drizzle, destination Kintbury Kintbury is a delightful village and we just made it to the butcher and baker and village shop before they closed at lunchtime.  Sadly the Visitor moorings are less than delightful with all the […]

     
  • Britain in Bloom

    We have been following this BBC 2 Programme as we were involved in the Devizes entry and never realised how important it was! We have seen neighbouring town Melksham and Tewkesbury, where my birthday was celebrated one year, and Chorley […]

     
 

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