Sunday, 25 July 2010

All that's left of the Abbey
Little Puffer!

Abingdon is a pretty little town on the banks of the Thames. Unusually for such a popular town the mooring here is not only free, but is for up to five days. Expecting it to be difficult to find somewhere to moor we got here about 11.30 this morning, good thing we did as it was filling up fast. We've managed to find a good spot although we can't get tele so the bike racing is off the menu.
I took a wander into town for a look around, there is good park and some nice buildings.
Henry VII didn't leave much of the Abbey when he dissolved them, all the lead and most of the stone went to build more palaces for him.
The boat in the picture is a little steamer which we have seen a couple of times now moving up and down the river. It's cute!
Our mooring is on the south side of the river in this link:,+United+Kingdom&ll=51.667981,-1.280106&spn=0.001103,0.00284&t=h&z=19

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