Lower Heyford

Thursday August 16

After yesterday's "log flume ride" down the Thames today we had a quiet trip up the Oxford Canal.

Moved up to Thrupp and found a good mooring near the The Boat Inn. Washed the boat roof, went shopping and had sandwiches at the pub. In the afternoon we had a very pleasant trip up to Lower Heyford with Edward steering and Steve and Maggie locking. However, we still managed to get caught in a heavy shower whilst travelling through Eynsham.

Went to The Bell at Lower Heyford for dinner; good food but with huge portions. Yesterday's decision to leave the Upper Thames appears to have been right with red boards now being displayed at Radcot, Northmoor and Eynsham locks. We would have been stuck if we had not cleared all the locks on the Thames and gone onto the Oxford Canal.

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