Goring, but now near Henley.

We moored overnight in Goring,  mainly because there was a mooring available.   They are a bit hard to come by on the River.   It was nice and quite.   We had a good long walk along the river to look at some of the very nice houses.   If we had known though, we would have carried on a bit further.  As you exit the next lock there is a nature reserve that you can moor at, the signs are hidden in the bushes.   The vegetation is a bit over grown, but it would have been peaceful.   It was next to a bird sanctuary.  And further along, after the next lock, there was a meadow with proper mooring rings and bollards, also would have been a good option – had we kept going.

Some spectacular houses along the river, as you would expect.   Lots of boat houses.  And a few derelict but interesting boats.   Bird life is great.   I’ve been told that the release site for the Red Kites was somewhere within 15 miles.   The first one I saw was pretty special, but they are everywhere down here.  Still pretty impressive to watch though.  I managed to get a photo of one on the ground today.  I’ve had to tweak it a bit but I’ll put it up and show you.

Lots of rowers on the River but considering where we are you would expect nothing less.

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Derelict but interesting.

Derelict but interesting.

Boat house with Canadian Goose nesting in the thatch.  I think it will all end in tears though.

Boat house with Canadian Goose nesting in the thatch. I think it will all end in tears though.

Canadian Goose with a bad nest site.

Canadian Goose with a bad nest site.

Babies

Babies

Red Kite on the ground.

Red Kite on the ground.

Mayflies.

Mayflies.

Rowers

Rowers

House name.

House name.

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