Down through Sonning Lock which has a lovely array of hollyhocks.
We filled up with water at Shiplake Lock then down through the lock. Shiplake Lock is so pretty with it’s lovely weeping willow.
Below the lock we saw the tug Churn towing a huge log – I’m glad we didn’t hit that!
The stretch of river between Shiplake and Marsh Locks has the most amazing houses – I sat in the cratch just watching them go by and wondering who on earth owns them! I’m going to put the house photos at the end as there are quite a few.
The Royal Henley Regatta and its associated events are all over now and the marquees etc. are all being dismantled however the course is still there.
We’ve passed the mile mark.
Yeay – we’ve passed the winning post – we must have been fast as there is no sign of our fellow competitors!
We had debated on whether or not to stop in Henley but a) we didn’t need anything from the shops and b) I wanted to put washing out and didn’t really think Henley was the place to hand sheets on a rotary drier!
We’ve stopped before at Remenham Farm Moorings which is just before Hambledon Lock so we decided to go on to there. We found a nice tree and moored up underneath it. It really is a beautiful spot.
Don’t forget to look at the house photos below!
A "Grand Designs" house