Saturday, 4 May 2013

Relaxing in Hungerford.

This morning we moved down through the lock onto the 48 hour moorings here in Hungerford.  We’re expecting youngest daughter Frances and partner Kel to arrive tomorrow, for a short stay and to cruise with us to Newbury, and it will be easier to unload their car on the lower moorings.


Walking up the High Street to Tesco this morning we noticed that the unattractive railway bridge is now encased in unattractive plastic covered scaffolding.


Mid morning saw Ian and Karen on ‘nb Tacet’ arrive for a brief stop while they too got some shopping.  We had a quick chat with them and said our ‘good byes’ as we may not catch up with again.  We’ve really enjoyed our times travelling with them during the last week or so and wish them safe and enjoyable cruising in the future.

We not really sure where the time has gone today – we’ve relaxed a bit after quite a long day yesterday but there’s also been a bit of industry as well so we don’t feel too guilty.


This cafe in the High Street has very rigid rules: it seems impossible to have a coffee with either a pasty or a cake!


Just down from the town centre the River Dun provides a quiet interlude from the noise of the traffic and the bustle of the High Street.


The Old Fire Station is now a hair salon! -  but it’s nice to see it still painted in fire engine red.


An idyllic view of The Green from the road bridge this afternoon, bathed in sunshine but still a chilly wind.  This morning dawned with overcast skies and a few rain showers so we’re grateful for the improvement. ‘Chance’ is tucked up beneath the walls of the Old Granary.

This evening we’re looking forward to a Fish and Chip supper and finding some room on the boat for Frances and Kel’s things! 


  1. We were told by a 'local' the bridge is being repainted in traditional GW colours.

  2. Still cheaper than Rome guys!