Ah, we heard all the people going off to work today and remembered that we are on HOLIDAY! Away from the mooring by 0850 and on to Newbury.
The K&A becoming more river like but fairly smooth and quiet.
Teamed up with a nice couple, John & Lesley (both ex-coppers, so Chris had a good chat or three). Went down the locks together. All good fun.
Got to Newbury well ahead of schedule by 1415 – so had lunch then a wander around the town. Glorious sunshine – Steve went off to seek out some suntan lotion as the forecast is for more Scorchio!
Viv spent some time polishing those mushrooms:
A friendly narrowboat called Toby moored in Hungerford wharf.
More river like now and very smooth . .
Toby still has his sad paw but seems quite happy – be happier going for a swim!
Trying for the artful shot
… very tranquil K&A – very few boats . .
arriving at Newbury – operating the electric swing bridge
very peaceful mooring at West Mills
Colourful Newbury centre plus the ubiquitous Wetherspoons: