Thursday, 29 July 2010

Moored up near Oxford

Wednesday 28th July

A glorious morning, sun shining and the river beckons. After breakfast we set off for Kings Lock only a few minutes away. The lock was set for self service so we cycled our way through and continued past Duke's cut, another entrance to the Oxford Canal, keeping left to follow the Thames. At Eynsham Lock we stopped for the services and I cycled into Eynsham to do some shopping. This is a lovely little village, very small but complete with butcher, baker, delicatessen as well a post office and Co op. Unusually the water point was at the other end of the lock so we had to stop for water after I had been to do the shopping.

The Thames continues and takes a windy path through the countryside, which is very picturesque. There are many sharp corners here, some of which are marked with buoys to show shallow water on the inside of the bends. You can usually see oncoming traffic over the low banks, but not always.

We travelled about 12 lock/miles today and are moored up near Newbridge. No phone signal so I'll send this when we get one.

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