The first lock was just outside the marina and, miracle of miracles, the bow thruster is now working. That makes it a whole lot easier to manoeuvre into locks and onto moorings. Whew!!
As we cruised into Staines we noticed there were free riverside moorings outside the Town Hall so we decided to take the opportunity to berth and do a spot of shopping. It really is a treat to be able to stop in the centre of town, get off the boat and take a leisurely stroll down the High Street.
Before setting out this morning we decided that we wanted to walk from the river to Runnymede and the Magna Carta memorial. When we arrived at a suitable mooring we decided the area looked really good and that we would stay the night. Some moorings are free for 24 hours and this was one of them.
|Magna Carta Memorial|
|Commonwealth Air Memorial|
We are now sitting in the wheelhouse, having had a dinner of panko crumbed chicken with a warm Mediterranean salad, watching boats cruise slowly past and a continuos stream of jets flying into Heathrow. Fortunately we can't hear them!!
|What a glorious day|