Wednesday, 1 June 2011


We've travelled 6.84 miles today.

Ships BiscuitsSustained, in part, by our OatyCoconutCherry&Berry biscuits.

Pump Out MachineFilled dogma up with diesel, and got ourselves a spare gas cylinder at Abingdon boat services. Then pumped out just past Abingdon Lock.

Pylon Land ~ NunehamBit of a mixed bag, weatherwise. When we cruised through 'pylon land' (Nuneham) it was grey and overcast, but by the time we'd travelled up past Sandford Lock there was full on sunshine.

Sandford LockSandford lock, despite being the deepest one on the thames, was easy to navigate. Thanks to a long straight run up to it, and a helpful smiling lock keeper with a boat pole.

The meadows and windy bends past the lock were much more pleasant to travel through. Passed under the Isis bridge, and arrived at...

Iffley LockA nice mooring spot, just before Iffley Lock.


  1. Iffley Lock! You're pretty much in Oxford!

    I hope the weather stays good for you.

    Will you be spending some time in Oxford? If so you can moor up near Folly Bridge, or if you don't fancy that you can moor just past Osney Lock if there is spaces. Both are good for visiting the Town.

  2. AnonymousJune 01, 2011

    Thanks for the tips, Graham. Folly bridge looks very narrow. But i'm willing to give it a go. I think we're just stocking up on supplies and heading out into the countryside again. But if Oxford isn't Babylon central at this time of year, maybe we'll overnight.

    Hope you and Matilda are well.


  3. The Mooring at Folly Bridge is before the bridge itself - it's wide open river. The Bridge is narrow, but you gotta go through it to carry on down the thames! :)

    Oxford is alright, I managed three years there, if you moor up at Osney, it's slightly out of town, and a good walking distance to Jericho - lovely part of town, and where the Canal runs.

    Great stuff!