8:20 yesterday (25 Sept) and we're leaving Sonning in the rain (again)
We were moored under trees and the noise of the rain through the branches made sleep difficult last night and this morning the roof is a mess
Hunched up against the miserable weather
passing Tesco again - all the same boats again
Our reason for turning back ... Better Boating, Reading are advertising offers on diesel that are too good to miss and our fuel tank is showing less that half full. We took on nearly 240 litres at 77p (self-declare) and could have had a free pump out too if we'd got one!
9:30 after refuelling and filling the water tank we're away. The rain has stopped and the washer is on as we cruise.
Passing Tesco once again ... this boat has always fascinated me. It's been moored opposite Tesco for as long as we've visited the Thames and becomes more dilapidated each time we pass, but to me it always seem a happy boat.
10 to 9 and we're passing last night's mooring again
First of three locks today, this one is Sonning Lock
Sonning Lock House
Nice and slow through Sonning Bridge
Dutch Barge Howling Gale dates back to 1880
(Edited) Stopped at Shiplake Lock to use the services and top up the water tank (Thanks Alf for reminding me)
Although it's no longer raining, conditions are miserable, the air is very damp and warm, not at all pleasant.
Approaching Marsh Lock at Henley
My view from the bow as the lock gates open
We thought we'd try the mooring just here this time rather than further into the town itself
12:40 and we're glad to be moored up except that I've got two loads of washing to get dry ... it'll not happen very quickly in this weather though!
Good outlook over the river
... and the park
... and some pretty lights later on too.