Friday at Pangbourne dawned cold but later the cottonwool clouds in the perfectly blue sky ...
… were reflected in the Thames.
We walked with Ann (ex nb Moore2Life) and Sue (nb No Problem) to Pangbourne Station and said our goodbyes to Ann who is returning home, it has been so good to meet up with her again. We collected provisions from the local Co-op and when we got back the meadow Sue’s daughter Wendy and hubby Danny had arrived to stay, it was good to see them again too.
The temperature on Saturday morning was even colder; at 7:30 it was just one degree above freezing and the trees are now starting to be dressed in their autumn colours
We had stayed at Pangbourne longer than expected and on Saturday decided that there was no longer any reason to stay and as we will need to top up the water tank soon and the nearest water point is upstream at Cleeve, we decided to wind (turn) and head back to Beale Park; once Wendy and Danny had set off for home No Problem would join us for a quiet weekend.
Well, that was the plan anyway but I cricked my back just before we left Pangbourne but did manage to hold the bow rope as we ascended Whitchurch Lock and moored up at Beale. Unfortunately my back began to feel worse so although Sue and Vic will move on today to collect their next family visitor we’ll stay here to allow my back to settle and hopefully continue tomorrow.