We could remember the strong currents on the way through the centre of Newbury, and as we are now cruising with the flow we thought it would be worse on the way back, but we had nothing to worry about and managed the lock/bridges without any problems. Stopping for diesel at the Pit Stop, Greenham Island we left Newbury behind us and moored overnight at Thatcham. The weather was scorching so of course we had to have another bbq. Only a short cruise today to moor at Woolhampton, where we will probably re-visit the Row Barge.
Monkey Marsh, turf sided lock. The vegetation has certainly grown in comparison to the first photo we took.