|We walked back into Aldermaston Wharf yesterday between rain showers. Not much to see really, just the marina where the holiday rental boats home is and apart from a pub down the road thats it.
We decided to move on a bit further today,but we're finding it very difficult to find places to moor and therefore have to travel further and longer than we would like. We navigated another 4 locks with a total rise of 33 feet.
Some nice brickwork on this bridge, pity the walkway wasn't so nice.
This church was up on the hill - nowhere to moor up though.
We arrived at Monkey Marsh lock just as it began to rain and as we'd had to have the roof down we pulled up to put it all back together. We ended up tying up to the far end of the lock approach (leaving plenty of room for other boats to pass through) as the allotted mooring spots were taken up by CRT barges supposedly doing towpath work and no public mooring allowed until mid October! If it's not raining tomorrow we will go on to the next town.
The lock was built between 1718 and 1723 and is turf sided.