Wednesday, July 28, 2010

On to Oxford

We left Abingdon at around 10.00am and made our way up to the first lock where Del was not happy as we took off some paintwork on the bow. There was only one boat in front of us getting water, so we only had to wait 20minutes before we got ours but when we had finished there was a queue of five boats. Most of them in a rush!

We made our way to Oxford which was out in the country but with trees either side of us there was not much to see. We did enjoy it though!!!!
After getting through two locks we got to Oxford and were lucky enough to spot a free mooring at Folly bridge. It was a bit shallow but we got in.
After some lunch we walked into the town. It was packed with students from all over the world and really buzzing with bikes and joggers. We had a walk to the Oxford canal and were surprised at the better moorings along these parts. We walked back along the Thames. After some dinner we walked back into town and up to the cinema where we went and saw "Toy Story 3" in 3D and we've got to say it is the best one yet!!! We got back to Derwent6 at around 9.45pm and sat out in the cratch with a drink till 10.30pm.

2 comments:

Captain Ahab said...

Hi
It was good to seee you guys again in Thrupp this time - but its always in passing!
Andy

Del and Al said...

Hi Andy
Hopefully next time we'll manage a chat & a beer!! Have a good trip...