Today our plans were to get to Mapledurham lock to empty loo and then hopefully find a mooring for an Aldi shop at Caversham. The Tesco mooring at Reading was out of the question knowing that one has to be extremely lucky to find a space. All along the Thames path before Caversham bridge was a lovely long stretch of unoccupied bank but also along the whole length NO MOORING signs. Blast, blast and blast again. Just beyond the bridge and right by Riverside restaurant was a space. No idea if we were allowed to stop there but stop we did and high tailed it to Aldi.
|At Caversham for an Aldi stop and behind the boat, bollards for Saltisford Cruisers only. I might add we didn't moor to those!!!|
|Tesco moorings at Reading|
|See that white board? Well..........|
|Looks like a continues moorer wants to reserve his space!!!!!!!|
And what of my blog title I hear you ask? Well it goes something like this. 'We had quite a rise' said the lock keeper at Mapledurham. 'Pardon' says I. 'Well she came up by at least 3 inches' says he. Then it suddenly twigged. It was the river levels he was talking about!!! Gullible or what!!! I should have guessed.
So photos at the park.
|Thats Ian having a snooze.... or maybe it's me|
|Nasty sores on the side of these Meerkats faces. Found our they were wasp stings and scratching was making it worse..|
|Yes even a Kingfisher made an appearance!!|
|Pea hen with chicks|
|Yellow mongoose pups|