A pleasant journey was had with few problems. At Days Lock I remembered that I was the first through the lock along with Brian and Julie (TUMBARUMBA) after they rebuilt it a couple of years ago. The engineers were still adding the finishing touches. Days Lock is famous for the foot bridge where the national sport of Pooh stick racing was started.
I had expected to stop for lunch above Benson but there was piles of plastic all over the mooring.
Meanwhile later in the day above CLEVE LOCK I rescued an electric boat which had lost its rudder. No I thought no one will believe this so a snap had to be snapped.
I took them down through Cleve and to the back of Goring Lock, The Swan Hotel who hired them the boat.
Reversing out from the hotel I nearly hit this beast. Honestly I didn't see him.
Somewhere around Mapledurham I saw nb De Ja Vue I'm sure I have seen that before?
Mooring up out side Tesco's at Reading the chap behind came out and appologised for starting up his engine 'It's a bit smokey' he said. Seconds later his version of DIDCOT started. A bit smokey was a bit of an under statement. And the noisest yet.