MONDAY 27TH APRIL 2009
What a difference a day makes continuous sunshine for over a week and today pouring rain. Our destination was only Thrupp, but a work boat who was in a hurry and lift bridges that had to opened, slowed down our progress, so by the time we arrived we were proper wet, but only on the outside.
We moored up just beyond the old BW Thrupp Yard and before a row of fine stone cottages which terminates in The Boat Inn pub, that’ll be handy when Jacquie abandons me. The old yard is now owned by Oxfordshire Cruisers as a base for its Day Boat Hire operation and they are maintaining the facilities and preserving this historical site, no bad thing.
A short walk up the lane took us to the main Banbury Road with the bus stop on the corner and the 59 bus deposited us in the centre of Oxford. Another short walk and we were at the Oxford railway station in good time for Jacquie to catch the 3pm., train to Paddington, leaving me to my own devises for two days, hense the blog being brought up to date.