I'd like to say it was plane sailing to the moorings at Beale Park. Not so as the queues at every lock were horrendous. And those plastics overtaking us making us wait longer in the queue. Then we were informed it was Swan Upping week! No wonder the queues were horrendous. Vixen and FS got separated at Mapledurham lock so plan was for us to proceed without them to get the mooring at the park. Didnt look promising at first as all the best spots were already occupied but then a lovely stretch showed itself, ideal for a BBQ tonight. We got moored and then waited for Vixen. Nearly an hour later they turned up!!! So now both boats are nicely joined together, BBQ out ready, meat ready, garlic bread made and ready, coleslaw done and ready and Heathers cheese cake also ready. Not ready is the lighting of the coals!! Come on boys, we want out grub!!!
|Queuing at Caversham lock|
|Beale Park moorings|
Dave and Heather will be leaving us tomorrow, mores the pity. We have had a fabulous month together enjoying the days as well as the evenings. Especially the Uno and Mexican Train tournament. Not sure of tonights Mexican outcome scheduled for this evening, Heather looks to be in the lead on that game, but the Uno finished yesterday with me as outright winner. Who will be winner tomorrow??? My final haircut was also done much to the amusement of passers by. Got to start finding hairdressers again now!
Will probably stop tomorrow here at Beale Park. Forecast looks to be awful so may visit the wildlife park instead of cruising. Brolly s will definitely be needed!
And more from Wilton Waters nature reserve click here
And seen on route as well as Beale Park