A Trip through The Oricle
We had hoped to eat at the Cunning Man last night, but when we got in there and been served drinks after a 10 minute wait it turned out that there was a 50 minute wait for food so we decided to take Paul's car and go looking in Reading. Good call! We found a cracking little spot called Sweeney and Todds Pie Shop. Lovely pies, good service.
This morning we set off on the final bit of the K&A. A couple of the locks here are interesting for their weir flows making it awkward to navigate. At town lock we pushed the button for the traffic lights and got a green straight away so off we went through The Oricle. This is a fascinating experience, it's a concrete culvert through the main shopping area of Reading, the navigation is river so we were heading down stream. With the river low at the moment the flow wasn't too bad but when the river is in spate this trip becomes very interesting indeed.
We're now moored up on The Loop in Reading and will probably move onto the Thames tomorrow.
We're moored up just opposite Blake's Cottages on this link