Having left Oxford at Isis lock later then normal 'cause the boat got it's first wash in 6 weeks, we noticed how busy the river was. Queuing at locks became the norm and the journey towards Abingdon took about 3 hours. Only did 7 miles but 5 locks had to be negotiated which all took time. Loads of people enjoying themselves on the river especially with the sun beating down, but if most can have fun on the water as in these first three photos then............
...........What do you make of this!
|Lost their rope in the water, could easily have gone round the prop and then........|
This idiotic move.
After Sandford lock Ian suddenly spied a lovely mooring just right for FS to fit into. Tied nicely to two trees so decided this will do now until Monday.
Loads of Kingfishers seen yesterday as well as today. In fact opposite the mooring a pair regularly visits to feed but the little blighters are elusive prefering to stay behind the foliage. Did just about get this one with it's fish.
|Yes there are two here||.|
And seen on route
|Determined to get the tasty morsel.|