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.