We set off from Racecourse Marina at lunchtime and were soon passing through Boveney lock (on self service) and then past Windsor.
|Romney Lock lay-by|
We passed by Datchet and gave Kris Cruisers a wave (have I mentioned before that in our opinion they are the best people to hire holiday boats from?). It was nice to find Old Windsor Lock was manned and we were through just after 3pm.
|Old Windsor Lock|
|Penton Hook Lock lay-by|
|Penton Hook Lock|
|Chertsey Lock and M3 Bridge|
We had phoned ahead to book a mooring 'just in case' and we had been told where this would be (on the pontoon near the slipway, but we were surprised that someone else was already in this spot and the marina office was closed so we weren't really sure what to do. Luckily Sue (the assistant marina manager) was still on site and noticed us looking for somewhere to moor. Turns out that the other boat had been mistaken for ours and directed to moor there, Sue soon found us another place and were were moored up in no time.
It's a lovely little marina and it was only a short stroll into town for a curry! In the morning we found 'Amazing Darling' moored at the marina, a very nice Shetland 27 owned by Alan and Debbie whom we'd met previously whist on holiday with Kris Cruisers. They weren't there at the time but we've since made contact and will catch up sometime.