Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Days Lock

We got away early from our mooring at 0715hrs and had a very slow two mile meander up to Days Lock which is our favourite area of the Thames. Sue locked us through while the lock keeper was having breakfast and we moored above the lock at 0915 hrs.

1000 hrs we started our assent on Whittenham Clumps

Our mooring with Whittenham Clumps in the background



Didcot power station spoils the vista to the west.


Sue nearly at the top

View from the top Festina is a speck on the bank side, centre right.

St Peters at Little Whittenham 


Orientation dial at the top.



Huge thistle


Resting and viewing the landscape from the top.

Lunchtime we walked into Dorchester and had a look around the Abbey Church of St Peter and St Paul.
Note in post office door says now permenently closed, which is a sign of the times.

Outside the George Hotel.


The abbey church.


Magnificent lead stained glass

Thatched cottage over looking the cemetery 

Nice street.





The Fleur de Lys where we enjoyed our lunch.

On the walk back from Dorchester we passed through an allotment area and they had these flowers for sale. We bought the large pot of Busy Lizzies for the roof of Festina Lente for £5. Poor Sue got stung on her arm by a wasp during  the tour of Dorchester.

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