Introduction to boating

We had Chris, Lucy and our first grandaughter, Amelia join us at Oxford. Amelia is just over three months, we thought she had better get used to her grandparents obession. She wasn't phased by her new surroundings although we didn't start the engine (maybe another day).

Welcome aboard

The morning was sunny, as it should be, but by the evening we were again into heavy rain. Local river levels appear to have dropped a little but the flows are still strong particularly along through Osney Bridge.

Osney Lock Boards

Osney Lock Weir

Osney Bridge

There are still red boards on the Thames at Culham, Sonning, Goring and Caversham so there is no immediate prospect of us getting down the Thames to Teddington. Tomorrow we head north to Enstone and our temporary mooring. We shall go home to Northants and wait until flows have reduced.