Journey North 17: Henley – Reading 

10 miles, 3 locks

Another evening jaunt to move on to Reading. I started work at 8am so we could set off at 4. So the first two locks were still manned when we passed through. 

Sonning Bridge

Sonning Lock was looking particularly lovely in the evening sun.

We tied up outside Tesco in Reading before going for a walk into the town. James grew up nearby in Bracknell and we also have fond memories of stopping here on Lucky Duck in 2008, when James wrote one of my favourite blog posts ever, The Bollards at Reading Gaol

This is roughly where we moored the Duck in 2008

Yes here we are:

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7 thoughts on “Journey North 17: Henley – Reading 

  1. Hi there, sorry to have missed you going through Windsor on Tuesday. Please can I ask about the mooring at Tesco Reading … the only moorings I know there don’t have houses opposite … where were you?

  2. Harriet

    Bob and I are enjoying following your journey through your blogs
    Enjoyed the previous long blog James had written when aboard Lucy Duck – it must be the longest blog post ever !?
    Lots of love mummy duck and bob xxx

  3. This one is great. In my story there’s a meeting at Whitchurch Lock and the boats goes on to Sonning. Great to see the pics. Just got to check back to 1959 to see what state both places were in. So again thank you, I amazed at how much your blog is assisting my research. I promise to mention you my story ever gets published. Who knows? The Severners are interesting as they seem to sit low in the water, or is that an illusion?

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