Sunday, 24 July 2016


Moved on to Abingdon for a breakfast meeting with Richard & Sharon who we last saw a fleeting glimpse of on the River Wey. This day we managed to track them down in Wetherspoons for bacon & eggs and later a glass of wine on the canal bank.

 The following morning we were untied from the bank before 07:00 servicing FL above Abingdon lock, another glorious morning for a cruise. Culham lock has a sign that says it takes 20 minutes to fill, it was correct.

TV star Dover is up for sale again

Early morning ballooning.

We cruised off the Thames and on to the Oxford canal heading for Thrupp to meet up with friends for a meal in The Old Bookbinders in Jericho. Lovely food with excellent service from the staff, recommended to us by friends, now recommended to you.

Glyn, Chris, Sue, Betty & Andy
Today was Betty's birthday the big eight oh, so I pampered her, I let her off scrubbing the boat or dumping the rubbish, today she didn't have to drag the cassette loo down to the elsan disposal. No, instead, after she opened cards & gifts, I took her home.

Not straight home, we had a birthday Sunday lunch date with family at the Rose & Crown in East Lambrook.

Gary, Carol, Betty, Sue & Andy

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