Sunday, 13 July 2014


Big advert in the Sky
A quiet and peaceful spot at night, but ridiculously hot and busy during the day. All the potential mooring places prior to this were either too shallow to get into, being fished out of, or already taken. Such is life during the summer, I guess. Poking the pole in (to test out depth), there is a couple of feet of claggy mud in many places.

The Thames Path
Pretty much fenced in on this reach, probably because they don't want you wandering anywhere near the railway line.

Spotted these chalkings, underneath Nuneham bridge..

This wasn't there last week....

Oh Dear

Sad sight to see. Just upstream from Iffley lock.

Had to run the gauntlet of slightly miffed fishermen to get back up to Oxford again. On both sides this time, which was a first. Heaved it down just after I got through Sandford lock, but thankfully, I'd pulled over for a coffee. Pretty much an easy bimble again, the river being very languid and tranquil.

Sumo and myself are vacating the boat tomorrow. And putting ourselves at the mercy of South West trains for 3.5 hours.

Edit: the sunken boat was bought for 5k a few days previously. It had not been moved for ages, and it allegedly went down because the stern gland leaked. An easily preventable accident. Feel sorry for the new owner, but that (sorting out the stern gland) is the first thing that I do when the engine stops. 2 spanners and a 4.99 tin of grease could have avoided this.


  1. Hi Ken and Sumo (and Sheena) moored at the Bounty this afternoon, sorry your not here, hoping we might see you all, may pass you on the way to Oxford?

  2. Missed ya by a day!

  3. Hi Doug and James. Hi Sue.

    Sorry to have missed you. Quite gutted actually. We hope to be back afloat next Monday. Newly blacked hull and plating. Timing was terrible, but the jobs needed doing.

    I hope you're all having a nice time though.
    Enjoy the perfect cruising conditions.