Before tea I had a wander over the toll bridge to Whitchurch, it was around 5 o'clock and the traffic was backed up to the end of the village to pay the 60p fee to cross to Pangbourne.
I was confused as to whether I was now in Oxfordshire or still in Berkshire The Ferryboat pub (which is in my Nicholson's guide) has its address in Oxfordshire - the Greyhound 50 yards further into the village (which is not in the guide) has it's address as Berkshire. Unfortunately both pubs didn't open till 18:00 so I couldn't have an ale or ask the question.
Google maps gives Whitchurch a Reading address which is in Berkshire... Wikipedia says it is in Oxfordshire!
|Whitchurch on Thames|
|St Mary's - lychgate.|
We set off at 08:00, it was cold.
We were well wrapped up, it was a pleasant cruise through three locks, approaching Cleeve lock we spotted Still Rocking, we had a quick hello goodbye for this year and a photo for the blog.
|View from Goring lock.|
|George & Carol on their way down stream.|
|Filling the water tank at Cleeve lock.|
We moored in Wallingford, again we beat the showers to our destination.