After breakfast, muesli? we watched the first rush for Goring lock once the lock keeper had started at 0900. We let them get away and cruised gently up to the lock at 0915, had the lock to ourselves and were quickly worked through.
Much as I think the Thames is a stunning river I have to admit that the scenery, beautiful as it is, does not display a great deal of variety
We arrived at Clifton Lock at 1310, right in the lockies lunch break and the gates displayed the legend, "Self service." A careful study of the instructions on the operating console, we braced ourselves, and with Jill minding the boat and me tentatively prodding the buttons we successfully worked our way through. Chests puffed with pride we continued on our way
Moored just under the bridge, opposite the old abbey. A quick trip into town to top up the stores and back onboard just as the rain started.
Onward again tomorrow.
Watch this space............