Sunday, 27 September 2015

The balloon's gone up!

So we left the lovely Days Lock moorings pretty early today, at 7:30 and what a GLORIOUS morning, so glorious I took quite a few photos of the sun and the mist.

Sun peeping over the horizon.

WaL pulling away

Lesley saying good morning

Looking back at the Whittington Clump.

Type 28A Pill Box at dawn.

Joe disappearing off into the mist.

Beautiful autumn colours.

Most attractive bridge south of Abingdon

Clear blue skies  and clear reflections with only the ripples from WaL


Bet these old step in Abingdon could tell some stories.

Wild students still out the morning after..... I've read all about them in the Daily Mail.

A house full on character on an island in Oxford.

This bridge in Oxford has a narrow approach with trip boats moored alongside and hire mini boaty things the other way, David had to reverse and wiggle through.

Joe came around in one go in a most controlled fashion.

Out of Oxford and look at those water meadows, 

Then we turned into Dukes Cut to be met by crazy moored boats, most unoccupied.

Jeepers this feels a bit non-wide

Out of Dukes Cut and onto a canal proper.  The first in a long while.

Lazy boaters leaving their rubbish at a dog bin.

Up through three locks and one lift bridge and into Thrupp and after a LOT of fannying about getting the boat into position between two trees in a field, we were in a biggish gap and as we moved back and forth boats arrived from both sides and it was filled with most of the moorers wanting the same thing, TV coverage for the England v Wales rugby match.... less said about that the better.

Off we scuttled to one of our favourite places, Annie's Tea Rooms, where we shared delicious sandwiches and carrot cake.


  1. How long are you at Thrupp for? We are at Aynho and should be in Thrupp on Tuesday. It would be nice to say hello.

    NB Mary H

  2. We've not been on this part of the Thames or Oxford yet, but I visited it just now thanks to your gorgeous pictures!

  3. Thank you all for your comments.