Thursday, July 10, 2008

Staines to Datchet

Miles 5.3 locks 2
Not a long journey today but so different now that yesterday’s persistent rain has stopped. We passed Runnymead today and through to Old Windsor and arrived at Kris Cruisers in Datchet around 11 am, one day earlier than we had told them, after a bit of negotiation we managed to get them to let us stay tonight as well as fri, sat & sun as booked. This will make it easier to get to Norwich tomorrow. We have decided that the grumpiest lock keeper on the Thames from Letchlade to Hampton Court was the chap at Bell Weir lock his morning. I don’t know if it was because when he arrived we were already in the lock (the crew of a French Bros ferry emptied it as they came down and left the gate open) all we did was close the gates and wait – and did he make us wait checked everything over very carefully before filling the lock and letting us out. Pics today are moorings at Staines this morning and at Datchet tonight.
The Blog will not be updated until Monday as we are going to a wedding.

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