Monday, July 30, 2012

Goodbyes and Tranquillity

We got up early as we decided to make a move and head for the K & A. We said our goodbyes to the gang and will look forward to meeting up with them all again at some point in the year. We soon got to Caversham lock and then made the turn onto the Kennet and Avon canal. The first thing you notice is the heavy flow against you and how slow it seems after travelling downstream on the Thames. We now know all the ropes on the K & A and soon got through Reading town centre and out the other side past the awkward Fobney lock. The currents were difficult but not as bad as we expected. We just took it slowly on these difficult locks and made sure we held Derwent6 well with the strong gate paddles. We arrived at Theale at 3.00pm and got a good spot with a TV signal and it wasn't long before we were back watching the Olympics again. It was nice to get off the busy Thames for a bit, as we love the K & A. We only passed one boat today and seems so much more tranquil, which you need when you want to watch the games...

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