Monday, 25 August 2014

Onto to Upper River Thames Aug 2014

Our Summer Cruise 2014

Day 62 Thrupp to Above Eynsham
             8 miles, 5 locks and 1 lift bridge

Today, starting in warm sunshine we headed south to the River Thames and our mini adventure on the nation's favourite river.

Leaving Thrupp - too early for an ice-cream

Attractive cottages in front the canal here inn Thrupp - mooring places become free in the morning though fill very quickly!

Getting the anchors sorted out ready for the river

Chris holds the flimsy string to close the lift bridge as we approach Duke's Lock

Getting stuck with a bottom gate not fully open - eventually I cleared a load of silt/gravel behind it and opening it a couple more inches, squeezed through

The rather low Duke's Bridge

Strange though effective ground paddle gear

Out onto a windy and colder Duke's Cut

Heading upstream on the Upper River Thames

Summer holiday activity

Being overtaken at full throttle!

Two men in a boat!

Sharing Eynsham Lock

Moored in a field above Eynsham - an open and windy spot

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