Sunday, 2 August 2015

Bablock Hythe to Godstow

Saturday-  It was a leisurely breakfast before readying the boats for a cruise to Godstow's Abbey moorings but before that a brief stop at Pinkhill to say hello to Ian & Irene turned into a fun three hour tea & chocolate biscuit session with the Freespirit crew. 
A bloggers tea party.  L-R Irene, Ian, Ray Diane and Sue.
After we said our goodbye's FD & FL set off for a five mile cruise that ended just in time to go to the Trout at Wolvercote, a well run bar & restaurant with good food, the extensive terrace area overlooking the weir stream was full of diners when we arrived. I enjoyed the Timothy Taylors and of course I had the pie (chicken,ham hock and mushroom). This was to be our last meal together with Ray & Diane this trip.

Sunday- we were up early to say goodbye to our Thames cruising companions, we have had a fun filled three weeks. It was too early for the lock keeper to be on duty, so Sue and I did the honours.

Godstow lock

Off to meet family in Oxford.
As usual we hadn't decided on which direction to go until we had breakfast, we turned FL around and headed back upstream for a few days. Chimney was going to be our destination but after getting through Kings lock we spotted a nice mooring at Hagley Pool, so the pins went back in at 09:30.

As there is no one here to disturb I got the wire brush and the orbital sander out to do some rust spots on the roof. I've decided to do a section at a time, it was gone 17:00 before the steel was cool enough to put a coat of primer on.


Sue enjoys her fishing.


Mooring
















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