A very hot day.
We overslept a bit, so got up fairly quickly when we woke, and got started. After not a lot of miles we came to a big Tesco, right by the river - where I stopped to get supplies. One of the problems with supermarkets that you don't know is spending far too long looking for things that you need - this wasn't helped by me not having a shopping list, although I did have a clear idea of what the meals would be for the next couple of days. I was wandering up and down the aisles muttering to remind myself of what I needed to buy. By the time I got to the checkout I had been in the shop for a long time. "Is that man something to do with you?" asked the woman at the checkout. I looked up to see a very fed up Alan, with Charlie, standing at the window, looking in.
Today we were going through the 'super rich' areas, superb houses, massive boathouses with very shiny boats in them. At one point I found myself staggered that any houses could have quite such big boats moored at the end of the garden, when I realised that the homes were moored at the end of the gardens.
I spent some time doing the washing, with our "Fisher Price" twin tub washing machine. When we are out for a couple of weeks I try to wash every week or so, when we've got fine weather. Today I managed to break the shower pump again - meaning that instead of spinning the washing, and draining the tub into the shower tray I had to empty into a bucket and chuck it over the side. A woman in a small boat coming out of the lock as I emptied once again through the side hatch shouted, "Have you just pee'd in that bucket?" Embarrassed, I explained that I was trying to do the washing.
|Kevin & Lauren|
|Huge numbers of these structures were being erected|
|Weir at Marlow|
|Bat over boat.|
|Batin flight as captured by David.|
Mapledurham to Cliveden Deep
Miles: 27.2, Locks:10
Total Miles: 231.2, Total Locks:115