Saturday, 17 July 2010
Our intention was to get an early start this morning. Woke at 7.30, so far so good, but Paul wanted to go shopping, and then we had to throw a can and fill with water so by the time we really got going it was nearly 9.30. After that the going got quite good. this part of the K&A is very pretty and several of the locks were in our favour. Paul jumped ship at Kintbury to retrieve the car and drive it to Newbury, where he would then cycle back to meet us somewhere along our track. Kintbury is also the base for a horse drawn trip boat, a very colourful attraction for tourists.
Paul rejoined us in short order having found a free parking spot.
By about 2.30 we reached Newbury, and failing to find a mooring above the lock we decided to go through and hope that there was one available at the park, which is our favourite spot but frequently crowded. As luck would have it there one slot left when we arrived so here we are in a lovely spot, just right for a barby tonight.
we're moored up just opposite the round pond in this link.