Saturday, 26 May 2007

Bound for the Kennet and Avon.

6 Locks, 17miles, now moored near Eynsham lock.
Total of 326 locks and 444½ miles and 16 Tunnels and 6 lift bridges since 5th Nov 2006

Friday morning dawned fine but as the morning wore on the weather deteriorated to overcast with showers. Before we pulled the pins we went and had coffee with Iain and Myra on their boat and had an enjoyable hour or so talking boats and railways. Eventually we tore ourselves away from this delightful couple and their wicked sense of humour. Hope to meet up with you guys again some time.

Not long after we set off the dry weather turned to drizzle, this remained with us most of the day.
We locked down with several boats including an inflatable with 4 aboard going out for a picnic.

Two of the locks were unmanned so Bunty got to operate a lock again. As the weather was not very good we just kept on cruising until just upstream from Eynsham lock where we moored up for the night.
The crew has decided that as they are enjoying themselves so much they will stay on for an extra few days instead of staying in a London hotel. We will therefore head for the Kennet and Avon earlier than planned but that should ensure we make Bristol. The crew will then disembark at Reading instead of Oxford.

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