The further we go up the Thames the more we are falling in love with it. There are so many twists and turns on the river that its not long before both your arms start to ache from continuously working the tiller from one side to the other. It can be very narrow in places as well , but that all adds to the fun of it . I would much sooner have this than a long boring straight piece of canal or river.
After leaving St John’s lock we cruised the short distance to Lechlade which is just about where the navigation ends on the top end of the River Thames. It has taken us a very enjoyable cruise of 9 and a half hours to get here today.But now it’s time to chill with a glass or 3 of the red stuff and then a day off tomorrow from cruising to explore the local area.