The first place of interest on the Kennet and Avon is Reading and the river Kennet goes right through the middle. The Oracle is a modern shopping centre and eating venue. We had to press traffic lights (a first on the boat) before entering through a very low bridge with an awkward curve and wow has this centre made the most of the river. We felt like celebrities meandering through this oasis of eateries and floral displays with hundreds of appreciating eyes. At one stage a hundred deck chairs were facing a massive tv across the river with eyes on the latest Wimbledon match.