Goring lock was busy and also self service. Took forever for those descending boats to exit. Pressing wrong buttons again! When it was our turn to ascend, the blue narrowboat went in first, then us alongside and one of the cruisers behind. That large cruiser at the back was determined to also muscle its way in. Caused no end of problems.
|Not a lot of room for this boat to get past.|
|Even these rowers struggled getting past. It's the width of those oars.|
|We all had to move as far up as possible just so the one muscling in could join us. We were almost touching the lock gate! I'm sure a lock keeper would have made him wait.|
The lock keeper on at Cleve lock only allowed the two cruisers in. Never mind, we can wait but would you believe, we gets up the lock and both cruisers are moored on the water point. Pointless exercise in my opinion, all that rushing about!
We had been tipped off about an owl on the meadow above the Cleve lock. Went sailing past the moorings as we thought it was by the pub Beetle and Ledge. Never mind one to remember next time we are on the Thames.
I was getting low on bait and Ian found that the Marina at Benson had an angling shop. Not being sure where to moor we ascended Benson Lock and asked the lock keeper. A most obliging chap as he allowed us to stay on the payable mooring without charge for an hour.
|A fee is applied at this mooring.|
|And this was only part of the debris on the boat.|
Oh nearly forgot about that computer bug.....sorry...bit misleading I know, but a bit of poetic licence maybe? tee he.
Now the next lot of photos aren't brilliant but a splashing across the far bank last night made me look to see what it was. A fish, and I think it may be a carp, was leaping out of the water.
And again not a brilliant photo
Another Kite flying overhead but this time clutching something in it's talons.