The roofs vents have been given a clean & polish, the first time they have been this shiny in 6 years. They should stay bright until the next rainfall.
|Osney bridge (https://oxforddailyphoto.blogspot.com/)|
|Port Meadow and Oxford spires in the distance|
Our first stopover on the hottest day of the year so far was at Sandford, we eat inside the cool rooms at the pub.
Back on the boat the top hoppers and portholes were removed and front doors left open to make it comfortable to sleep. This had me racing around at 01:30 to replace them all as a storm thundered overhead and drenched the boat.
On the move at 7am the following morning to share Sandon lock with a German hire crew, just a four-mile jaunt to Abingdon.
|Did you know herons can't read?|
|That is the first time I have managed to get the engine in a bridge shot.|
|Entering Abingdon lock.|
Then and Now
|Abingdon Lock and steamboat 1915 (postcard)|
|Abingdon lock 2019 a trip boat is entering the lock.|