We had a fabulous day basking in the sun with our Bruzi/Conefrey friends.
Sunny day for a picnic at Kings Lock
Sun Stroke for May
Lunch near Radley.
May bank holiday and we headed downstream with our friends + their dog, Monty. This was the most beautiful of days, with strong sunshine.
Even with factor 50 sun cream, we all got a bit pink (not the dog).
Beautiful Evening Cruise
With some good friends aboard, we headed up river to have a picnic supper on the bank near to Wytham farm.
Moderate amounts of refreshingly cold prosecco were consumed but we did not feel inclined to share this with the sheep that came to investigate.
Thanks Steve - for the photos!
High Winds Upstream
With our guests, we headed upstream from Oxford to Farmoor. The most notable aspect of this trip was the high wind, which gave us tremendous difficulties when coming in to the locks or finding suitable locations for lunch and tea. We all got a good dose of sunshine, and protected our skin with suncream, but the wind was chilly and passengers wrapped themselves in blankets and sleeping bags from the cabins.
Big Ships and little Ships
We took our Australian friends (the Bean family) up river for a little bit of show and tell.
On reaching Godstow lock, we were informed by the good lock keeper that a ‘large Dutch barge’ was on its way downstream and we might meet it on the dangerous bends below Kings Lock. We duly paid attention to this, and kept a sharp look out - after all - we wouldn’t want to get swamped by such a monster!