Thanks for visiting.
With the rain pouring down, Kate Atkinson's God in Ruins on my lap and my sunglasses hopefully in my bag, the train chugged off towards Newbury. We passed Newbury Racecourse station which is full of elegant ladies in fancy hats when the races are on - no horses running today. Not far from Newbury station, the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal were packed with swans, doves, ducks and pigeons who made a bee-line for me as I reached in my bag for my camera. Sorry guys, no food for you.
The Wharf itself has a number of old buildings which have been turned into a museum and canal trust café.
It's all very convenient with a large park and the shops all within a stone's throw of each other.
Had the weather been nicer, I would be treating you to views of the town from Donnington Castle, high up on a hill but that will have to wait until there are blue skies again.