Monday, 6 June 2016

To Sandford.

It's been hot the last two days and set to continue for awhile.

We have made good progress too, there has been a lock keeper opening the gates as we arrived at each lock, we haven't had to wait on a landing once, what little flow there is in the river is unnoticeable as we head upstream.

Stopped overnight above Day's lock, after getting the bank side chairs out to rest awhile it was a hike up to the top of Whittenham Clumps to take in the fabulous views.

 A glorious sunrise set the weather for Monday, a short stop at Abingdon to get supplies from Waitrose across the park and fill up with water above the lock. Lot's of glass clinking was heard as Roly used the re-cycle bins.

Leaping lamb.

Open water swimming

African Queen

Protecting George Clooney's pad at Sonning bridge.

Black swan.

Lovely Freeman 22.

Alpaca farm.

Cleeve lock.

Youngsters enjoying the Thames

Bev, Roly & Sue atop Whittenham Clumps

Now I get it.

Klara's mt's.

We moored on the meadow above the deep Sandford lock, it was decided it was too hot for bankside chairs, so we sought out shade in the garden of the lock side Kings Head. Cocktails for the captains, ice cold lager & cider for Roly and me.

Pimm's for the ladies.

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