|Isis Lock Bridge|
|Sharp right turn onto the Thames|
We moved onto the main river, which seemed calm with very little current and made good progress. The scenery was again fairly wild with little sign of man, much of the Thames lined with woods and grazing pastures. We made good progress with a speed of 5 mph, virtually all the way.
Breakfast was taken on the run being just a bacon sandwich which was fine.
|Ducks living in a nice house|
|A boat owning Heron|
The journey proved uneventful, through Abingdon, past Didcot power station and down to Wallingford. I noticed that we were only passing a boat going in the other direction about once per mile, with few going our way too. The weather was steadily getting warmer and brighter all the time and even on the open water only a light fleece was required to keep warm.
Each lock has an associated weir to keep the river levels moderated, mostly the river splits in one direction for the weir and the other direction for the lock, the weirs are well fenced off to stop boats inadvertently going into them.
|Combining lock keeping with gardening -an agapanthus and lifebuoy|
|More ducks on water and a nosy swan|
|Girl walking with ducks|
|Entering Pangbourne early evening|
|Whitchurch Lock - Pangbourne|
|Wild Sorrel at Whitchurch|
We ate at riverside pub near the weir at Pangbourne "The Swan", the evening was so warm and calm we sat outside right on the river. We both had steak and ale pie and chips and beer. Another greatly satisfying day, left us feeling much happier about continuing down the Thames.