Thursday, 14 August 2014

Windsor to Sonning

Both boats set off a little after 09:30 leaving the castle to the tourists. A short interlude at Romney lock to get water, we then headed of in fair conditions through Boveney, Boulters and Cookham locks to moor at Cookham meadow. We all sat on the bank while lunch was had and cups of tea drank watching mankind cruise, sail, row or walk by. This rendezvous ended with talk of email sorting, pump repairing and Nana naps which left me all alone nodding off on the bank.

Ewn ha Cul cruising through Cliveden Deep.

Digital age signage 

We reconvened at 18:30 for dinner aboard FL, Sue cooked a tasty Lamb Kleftico, Dot had purchased some greengages from the Boulters lock keeper and she turned these into a lovely crumble for desert. It was gone 23:00 by the time we said good night to our next door neighbours.

The morning was very still, overcast but bright, we untied the boats and set off, destination Sonning this was to take seven hours of gentle cruising. This was done in varrying conditions of sun wind, a couple of heavy showers..... while the usual banter, ribbing, pee taking and laughter being the order of the day between the crews. Just as we got safely moored up in Sonning the heavens opened, later while Sue was fishing she spotted Uri with a couple of minders, so we thought we better deposit the cash for mooring into his garden fence!  Quiet night in today the pasty boat crew are on a fast day.

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