Thursday, 17 June 2010

Hunger(y)ford moorhen

We stayed at Hungerford on Monday and did a grocery shop – this moorhen seemed to know that we were well stocked again because it spent a long time hanging around our side-hatch.


We left on Tuesday morning to make the short trip to Kintbury.  The weather was much improved but there was a chilly breeze



Wire Lock – a very pretty setting

We moored at Kintbury on our outward journey and had hoped to eat at the Dundas Arms, but it was shut as it was a Sunday, so we thought we’d try again.  We arrived at lunch-time and got a couple of pictures of the horse-drawn trip boat leaving.

 SDC10957Trip boat – the horse is hidden by the man on the towpath

We had a meal in the Dundas Arms – the food was good, but the landlord left a lot to be desired – he was very rude and unwelcoming, and proceeded to give Rog and Karen a lecture about everyone using credit cards to pay (they were using Debit cards!)  Not your usual jovial Mein Host, certainly.

Yesterday we moved to Newbury, and had a wander around the shops, I bought a couple of pairs of crop trousers and a couple of new T-shirts, and we all bought pies and sausages from the Newbury Sausage shop.

Today we have moved to Thatcham – the weather has really turned now, and it’s a scorching hot afternoon. 

 SDC10963Surrounded by vegetation in Monkey Marsh Lock

Tomorrow the plan is too move on to Woolhampton and perhaps stay there for the weekend.

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