Sunday, 31 July 2011

Beale Park

We've travelled 5.88 miles today, and done 2 locks.
(Cleeve & Goring).

Beale Park MooringsWe enjoyed a nice leisurely cruise down the river, on a sunny summer sunday afternoon; with a gentle waft of breeze in our faces all the way.

(Boring) Goring had much more life to it, than the last time we passed through, in the pizzling grey drizzle of late May. The watermeadows above the lock, were full of narrowboats, double berthed. The lock was packed with 1001 spectators enjoying their ice-creams, and waiting for boats to mess up locking ("Le Boat" hirers are especially good at this). The 24 hour moorings downstream of the lock, were completely full to bursting point. Like they were at Wallingford, when we set off at 9.30am. It's the busiest time of the year, I guess. Boats everywhere.

Managed to get ourselves a nice spot by Beale Park.
Peaceful & Quiet. Sorted.

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