Thrupp (Day 1)

Friday August 10

A very short journey today - Enslow to Thrupp! This is so we could get a prime mooring alongside the road at the village of Thrupp. This is so Anne and Edward Winter can join us for the rest of our trip.

We will stay here tomorrow; they arrive Saturday afternoon. Spent most of the day relaxing although Steve walked to the Coop at Kidlington. Met several boats coming off the Thames who had been caught up in the floods. NB Cygnet, who are moored in front of us, were stopped for sixteen days on the Thames and were supplied with drinking water by the emergency services. At one time they had swans circling the boat while moored up.

Thrupp moorings

The good news so far as we are concerned is that the Upper Thames is now free from red boards. Although the levels are low enough the flow is strong and yellow boards are displayed. We will find out how difficult that makes boating on Sunday when we go down Duke's Cut and join the Thames.

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