From our Osney Moorings to a view of the Carfax Conduit at Nuneham, takes us through Iffley and Sandford Locks. This is a favourite excursion because it gives us a chance to get back to Sandford in time for a lunch at the fine establishment of the King’s Arms.
Our cruise downstream gave the crew a slight case of sunburn in spite of lashings of sunscreen. We were fortunate to be able to find good moorings for our nights but we have learnt to arrive early at the popular locations.
Phew… sunburn and swimming after a great trip down to Abingdon reach.
We took and opportunity between the rain showers to take our friend Wilfried to Sandford for a picnic lunch.
Late April and we take the train to Wargrave for a trip upstream to Oxford. The mooring at Osney awaits! Our first lock was Shiplake. Here the crew is holding on while we wait for the lock to open.
The rubber boot that enclosed the CV joint was torn and grease had been flying out from this joint. The survey had picked this up as a necessary correction.