Friday, 20 July 2007

Lovely weather.

3 Locks, 8 Miles, Now moored below Osney lock.
546 locks, 676½ miles, 18 Tunnels, 37 swing bridges and 10 lift bridges since Nov 2006

So far the weather man’s prediction of heavy rain and storm conditions has failed to materialize but not wanting to get caught with our pants down so to speak. As much as we would have loved to stay longer in Abingdon we decided to take advantage of the sunny weather and cruise on up to Oxford.
The journey was very pleasant with hot humid conditions which caused me to change into shorts and strip off the T shirt for a while. We passed an amazing fleet of Gondola’s of various sizes manned by men and women young and old. The last 2 boats were flying flags that we did not recognize and the language being spoken was definitely not English.

Tonight the weather man has re-issued the severe storm warning but the sky gives no sign of foul weather yet. We have spoken to the lock keeper and he is not aware of any flood warning being issued so far but he did say to move above the lock if conditions deteriorate, in the meantime I won’t hold my breath waiting.

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