Monthly Archives: August 2014

Ladies wot lock

As a general rule it’s the gents who steer the boats and the ladies who do the locks. Among most of the ladies of my acquaintance this is not because they’re incapable of steering the boat, it’s just that, like … Continue reading

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Off the Thames and up the Oxford Canal to Thrupp

On a mizzly Easter  Bank Holiday Monday morning we said au revoir to The Thames and headed up the Oxford Canal towards Thrupp. We’ve been on wide rivers and canals all summer so it was a joy to arrive back on … Continue reading

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A visit to Oxford

Last Saturday we were moored up at Eynsham and decided to take the bus into Oxford for the day to have a look around. Our first stop off was at Christ Church College, where we did the sight seeing shuffle along … Continue reading

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Sunny mornings, bridges and pillboxes, a journey to the head of the Thames

At last I’ve got some decent internet signal! I’ve been trying to upload photographs for the blog for a while but now we’re in the middle of Oxford and the signal’s great. Our last few days have been spent going up … Continue reading

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Sunday lunch in Dorchester on Thames

  Yesterday we had a short cruise to Days Lock just outside Dorchester on Thames where we moored in the shadow of the delightfully named Wittenham Clumps with the aim of having Sunday lunch at The George Hotel. On the way we passed … Continue reading

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A mind bending mooring and a stop-over in Reading

It was a long day’s steaming for us last Thursday when we moved from Windsor to Sonning Lock. On the way we passed through Henley where they were setting up for the Rewind – The 80s Festival. Their glamping facilities … Continue reading

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Catching up with Festina Lente

No matter how hard they tried Sue and Andy on Festina Lente couldn’t out-run us and we managed to track them down in Windsor on Tuesday. We’d set out at 7.30am from Runnymede so we could get to Windsor in time … Continue reading

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