This was one of the best vacations we ever took. 5 mph down the Thames – scenery, towns, people were all great and very welcoming. We loved Wallingford (just down from Benson), Marlow (our turn-around point), Henley and Pangbourne on Thames. In each town, we found a lot to do, and one or more great pubs/restaurants. Were a little nervous at first about the locks, but we soon got that process down pat (even locked through by ourselves when the lock-keeper was at lunch).