Tuesday, 25 July 2017

To the Thames

We left our weekend mooring in Thrupp at 07:30 to make our way down to the Thames 
Kidlington Green lock


Under Dukes bridge is Dukes lock 


Entering Dukes lock 
The lock paddle didn't appear to be working, the lock filled up via the leaky top gate and we were soon on our way and on to the Thames. Eynsham lock was manned by friendly staff as per usual, after filling the water tank above the lock we were on our way again.

Our favorite waterway, wide stretches of water gliding through some amazing landscapes, hardly any flow in the water even after all the rain we have experienced lately. 




 Pinkhill lock is next up I was glad to see it was manned by another jovial character. Sue enquired after the Pinkhill barnowl, the lockie had only seen him a couple of times in 12 months. We were to moor on the meadow above the lock so maybe we will get lucky.

Sue got her rod out I put my feet up and we were set for the afternoon.
Moored at Pinkhill


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