Tuesday, 6 October 2015

All sorts Friday to Monday!

Sunset last Friday
Still lots of wild flowers on the meadows

The windows of Still Rockin’ are quite high inside and these were the views looking up through them from my sofa on Saturday - a worm’s eye view as it were!

On Sunday afternoon we went to an exhibition at the church of St Bartholomew in Lower Basildon to see the painting of Polish artist Katarzyna Karpowicz. They were well executed but I’m afraid not to my particular taste.

After the exhibition we pulled the pins and made way as the weather is set to change quite drastically over the next few days.  We need to be at Caversham Boats in Reading early on Wednesday so we thought we’d do some of it while the sun still shone.
Very colourful - nb Rock the Boat!
Passing Hardwick Stud
… and Hardwick House dating back to before 1066 and owned by Sir Julian Rose, 5th baronet
It was dusk by the time we put the pins in above Mapledurham Lock opposite The African Queen cruising hotel and restaurant
Early start on Monday, this is Mapledurham Mill we’d not noticed it before today, it looks as if it’s not changed at all in many, many years.  

We were using the services at the lock when George took a call from the engineer (Beta) who wanted to change our appointment from Wednesday to NOW!  Fortunately he was only a few minutes away and it was deadly quiet at the lock.  Marcus came and changed the leaking fuel filter housing, but found that the pulley, which George thought Marcus had sorted, was in fact still a problem and needed to be replaced, so that’s another arrangement we need to sort in the hopefully not too distant future.
We continued to cruise into Reading mooring on the park through Caversham Bridge
This is me this morning touching the ‘Le Boat’ (hire fleet) moored in front of us
They couldn’t have got it any closer!
 Between the very heavy showers today we walked over the new pedestrian/cyclists bridge very close to where we’re moored
 Taken from the bridge

 We both liked the rusty railings as you leave/enter the bridge on the town side of the river
Mooving on again tomorrow. 

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