First canal walk after heart surgery

Following recent heart surgery (more about that some other time) I returned home from hospital on Saturday. To aid with my recovery I was told to walk regularly aiming for at least 1000 m per day during the first week. Living right at the Kennet and Avon Canal walking along the towpath was the obvious option. Today my sister and I walked from my flat near lock number 95, Aldermaston Lock, to lock number 96, Padworth Middle Lock, a distance of approximately 630 m one way. At the lock my sister was so kind to take a few pictures of me:

It was a very nice walk which I managed to complete without any major problems. On the way back we stopped at the very nice Aldermaston tea rooms for a cup of tea and some triple chocolate muffins.

Nothing but the truth…