Monday 3rd 0ctober 2016
What a lovely day, blue skies, sunshine, think we are in Spain, no we are not, it’s really cold, I have my thick fleece on, plus my anorak.
Everything was going well until we reached Culham Lock, we had been overtaken by a pleasure passenger craft, about a mile back, then we realised why, he wanted to get to the lock before us. The lock took 20 minutes to fill up, we waited for one hour andhalf to get through, good job we were not in a hurry.
We headed onto Abingdon, and we were only going to stop for water etc., but that same ferry boat was on the pontoon , so we decided to moor up and do everything tomorrow.
We walked into Abingdon, a quaint little 18c market town reminded me of Petersfield,lovely little shops, a big museum, built in 1678 -1682, with interesting architecture, and the normal modern shops in a modern part of town.
After meandering around the Town we ended up in the Nags Head, situated on the bridge, overlooking the river, it was lovely sitting there watching the boats going past.
Back to the boat I attempted cooking a roast, I burnt the parsnips, but most of it was ok, Geoff enjoyed it anyway, so glad I didn’t attempt to cook for Andrew and Liz yesterday.
Television wouldn’t work last night, so we just did some reading.