It seemed funny waking up with nobody else on board this morning and we pondered what to do as the sun rose up. We decided to move on to Reading and then set ourselves up for the K & A tomorrow.
We were first at the Mapledurham lock and it soon got busy. Everyone seems to have taken these three days off extending their bank holiday. It makes the river good fun with loads going on so we're not complaining. We carried on for the next hour or so, doing some washing on the way. We passed some very elaborate houses including this one with a helicopter in the back garden. We soon pulled into Reading and there were loads of moorings, surprise, surprise.........These are strictly twenty four hours only and there is a charge of £4.80 between the 1st May and the 31st August, so lucky there then.We then took a ten minute walk into town. The Kennet and Avon goes right through the shopping complex but more about that when we travel through tomorrow. We picked up a few things before getting back to Derwent6. In the late afternoon and evening we just sat in the cratch in the sunshine.