9 miles 10 locks ( again )
Newbury to Aldermaston today. As usual we were away by 7:00 and did the first few locks on our own. Then we caught up with a rather scruffy boat. We were a bit apprehensive, but the skipper and his crew turned out to be really charming and pleasant. He had recently bought the boat and was taking in back to Cambridge as a ‘project’. We got on really well.
At Midgham lock we caught up with a hire boat, so our companions went with them, and we carried on on our own.
We moored up a few hundred yards before the lock as it’s quieter here away from the road than on the visitors moorings.
Tomorrow we expect to get to Reading, so that will be the end of our K&A adventure.