Thursday, 11 June 2015
After pulling pins at 07.50 from Hungerford we saw this little chap caught on the cill of the first lock of the day . Luckily after a bit of wriggling he managed to drop back down into the water.
Carolyn fell in love with this house as she does with a lot of expensive looking houses as we cruise along. We will just have to keep on doing the lottery and then one day!! .
We eventually arrived in Newbury and had a peaceful night above the lock on the 24 hour moorings before moving off for another early start.
After dropping back down through the lock we again joined The River Kennet as we sped through Newbury thanks to the flow of the river. I do like going with the flow as you can knock back the engine revs back and save a few quid on diesel.
Who do you think owns this boat ????
It was then on and into Monkey Marsh lock which is one of only two remaining turf sided locks on the K&A with the other one being Garston.The lock is always left empty and because it is so big and leaks so much it took about 15 minutes to fill.
After nearly 7 hours of cruising we picked up this lovely field mooring. Although Carolyn doesn't seem that happy with it.
We are soon joined by a few young friendly and inquisitive Cows . Carolyn has a fear of Cows ,so as soon as they got very close she dived back aboard Inca. They soon lost interest and we had a great evening sat out by the river.
Tomorrow yet again will be another early start as we want to get into Reading and pick up a mooring on the loop before heading back onto The Thames. We have been told that moorings can be in short supply here as it is a bit of a stop off for boats going onto and off The Thames ,so hopefully if we can get there before midday we might be lucky.