Our plan to stay at Dorney for a few days changed with a phone call from old friends ...
so at 8:45 on Tuesday (3rd) whilst George took out Still Rockin's pins and winded, I walked down to Boveney Lock where the lock keeper was seeing a trip boat up. I signalled to George to pull over and wait. It didn't take long and we were through ...
to where the Old Bill was waiting!
The day was bright but a bit
as we cruised
I always enjoy that first glimpse
There was only a couple of boats moored on Baths Island so it didn't take long to be safely moored up.
Wednesday morning it was wet ...
but a couple of hours later the sun was breaking up those clouds.
We're off out for the day ...
If you know Windsor you'll know that the railway station is a terminal and trains only go to and from Slough, so there's no problem as to which platform to wait at ... there's only one!
The trains run every 20 minutes so there's never long to wait.
We're of to Ikea at Slough; the internet says that it's less than a mile from the station ... an easy walk ... yes?
Well no, actually ... we walked and we walked and the internet kept telling us it was on our left ... but there was only a garage in sight. George went in to ask and was told 'there's no Ikea here, the closest ones are in Wembley or Reading'
So what was all that about?
We walked back towards the station where we'd seen a shopping mall and managed to get all the items I needed except for the Ikea chair cushions that I wanted ... obviously! I have to admit that I was tired, disappointed and still a bit cross by the time we got back to Still Rockin'. Especially because we didn't get our meatballs for lunch!
Our visitors Sandra and Ian arrived on Thursday morning with Lab Zac and Jack Russell Jess
We walked through Alexandra Park and collected fish and chips from the riverside cafe and returned to Still Rockin' where we ate them al fresco on the deck. It's a couple of years since we saw Ian and Sandra last so we had a lot of catching up to do ... it was really as if we'd only seen them yesterday ... that's how it is with good friends.
Four pm and they had to leave to beat the end of work-day traffic.
It was really good to see them again and hope that it won't be so long before we meet up again.