Having turned we moored for the night just above Rowdykes Bride and had our Sunday lunch which had been roasting in the Epping for a few hours.
Sunday we are now moored in Wigrams Turn Marina on the Oxford canal and will be here for a few days while we deep clean the boat. I want to t-cut and polish the exterior, and touch up some paint as well as service the engine, expect this to take a few days and it will be handy to be connected to the grid and water supply.
We came into the marina in a gale and moored on the nearest berth to the entrance, luckily when we booked in at reception this berth was available so we didn't need to move again or so we thought, we had to turn the boat around as our shore line hook up is at the stern and we were bow in. Turning in the wind and reversing into the berth took 3 attempts but after about 20 mins we were safely tied up.
We had another scrummy meal (stew) from the Epping that had been cooking most of the day.
The Epping is a fantastic tool for a few lumps of coal it stays alight 24/7 keeping the boat warm and cooks dinner.
Phone coverage is non existent here but the 3 internet connection appears to work.