|Passed the boat early this morning.|
I must say it's a lovely time to cruise, nothing on the move apart from us, and the river to ourselves. Or so I thought. After Iffley lock, rowers lots of them! I even had to resort to pressing the horn as a coxless pair headed straight for me!
Downside is having to do the locks but only two had to be done this way (Iffley and Osney) as by the time we reached Godstow lock it was manned.
Before Osney Lock we first had to negotiate the Salters trip boats at Folly bridge. Two ways around the island and we chose the right.
|Surprise, a few mooring spaces to be had. Normally this is full of continues moorers but we had heard from one of the lock keepers that steps were being taken to try and move them on.|
|Left or right? we chose right.|
|From here onward only the small cruisers and narrow boats can go. Bridge to low for the Gin Palace cruisers!|
|I am assuming this is the entrance to Sheepwash cut and back to the Oxford canal. No sign that I could see and we will be heading back that way tomorrow|
|Is this the cut? Looks ever so narrow at the end. No doubt we will find out tomorrow.|
Not the best place to meet a swimmer.
|Kings Lock and here the lock keepers have to work hard. No buttons to push for them.|
|This pair has rowed most of the non tidal Thames.|
|Dukes cut (Left) to the Oxford canal|
|Dark stormy skies|
|Hmmm... somehow I don't think this will miss us.|
|Eynsham at last. Took just four and a half hours|
Last lock for today Pinkhill
Moored at Pinkhill Meadow. Hopeful that the Owl will put in an appearance. That is if the rain stops!
And seen on route,
|Decision.....right or left. I have stiched the photos together but somewhere in the far trees was a sign. Ian saw it at the last minute.|
|Oh look, there it is!|
Early morn wildlife