Saturday, 21 July 2007

It’s raining part 2.

Still moored above Osney lock.
547 locks, 677 miles, 18 Tunnels, 37 swing bridges and 10 lift bridges since Nov 2006

1730hrs and I have just returned from a walk down to the lock. As I suspected the locks are on red boards and the lock keeper told me that the river came up very fast and took everybody by surprise. He said that providing there is not too much more rain the situation should improve in the next 48 hours.
Listening to the radio traffic report I am picking that there will be thousands of commuters getting home very late tonight if at all.
The internet towpath telegraph is working well. Andy on n/b Khayamanzi was planning on a trip to the K & A from Rugby and requested info from anybody in the area. John and Fiona on n/b Epiphany knew where we were and sent Andy an email. Andy has checked our blog and is thinking of a change of plans or at least he will when he reads my email to him.
Tonight is going to be a sleepless night with the noise of the water racing around the boat and swirling around the corner of the building opposite.

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