After spending the last few days at Thrupp this morning it was time to move on & thanks to an early wake up call from Sid we were at the service point by 6.30am this morning. It was misty & grey, a hangover from yesterdays downpour, it gradually cleared but not before a last short shower. 7 miles, 2 lift bridges ( bridge 233 was a pig, I just couldn't pull it up so Mark had to do it whilst I steered for a change) & 5 locks & we are finally on the Thames, just.
Poppy waiting for Isis lock to fill.
We found a spot on the moorings just below Osney Bridge & I walked up to Osney Lock & parted with £150 in exchange for a months visitor permit.
By now it was lunch time so we walked into town & had a bite to eat but gosh it was busy & noisy! All a bit much really when you're used to the peace of the canals, so we didn't hang about (being tired after our early morning didn't help!) we found a Sainsburys, picked up a few necessities then back to the boat.
After a bit of a sit down with the paper & a cup of tea I dragged Mark to Wickes as I have been doing a bit of decorating/remodelling & wanted some stuff. The bathroom has been painted & the side hatch has annoyed me for ages as the wood trim was fitted badly so we have bought some new wood to redo it. Watch this space....
Blue skies now & with more sunshine promised for tomorrow we are looking forward to our 1st days cruising on the river