Johnny Nash was playing on the radio this morning - he got the forecast spot on - it was 'a bright, bright sunshiny day' when we untied FL from the bank at 08:30.
We shared Sandford lock with two other narrow boats. A short stop at Abingdon to visit an ATM and cash in Sue's £11 lottery win, which we exchanged for some Magnus and Carling -well it is going to be 30 degrees later.
After Abingdon lock, Culham lock and then Clifton lock's are approached via long lock cuttings, after Clifton lock there is a backwater navigable for a mile to the Plough at Long Wittenham, we have made this trip in a small cruiser before but I think FL would have to reverse all the way back - so we stayed with the main flow.
Spotted our first Red Kite that wasn't airborne, Sue again managed to get a good shot of it on it's perch. After Clifton Hampden bridge the river arch's round to Day's lock a favourite mooring on the Thames. We managed to fit against the bank with two, three men in a boat style camping rig's behind.
|Self service, but all electric|
|The progress of flood management had a blip in 2007|
|Clifton Hamden Bridge and church|
|Elaborate brickwork to the arches.|
|St. Michaels and all Angels.|
|Day's lock mooring|