Friday, 6 August 2010

Continuing up the Oxford from Thrupp we passed under Aubrey's lift bridge, one of the those rare electrically operated ones.
The first lock we came to was Shipton Weir Lock, which has a very strange shape as can be seen from the picture. This lock takes us up to the River Cherwell for a short section of river. It's very pretty The river leaves us again at the next lock and we continue toward Lower Heyford where we have now moored up for the night. The 5 locks today have raised us 33' 6''. Our mooring is right next to Heyford Railway Station so it may be a bit noisy tonight, but at present the line doesn't appear to be very busy.

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