THURSDAY 14TH MAY 2009
The day was much better than promised, so whilst the girls walked Stanley into Eynsham, for supplies, Phil and I cruised down to the lock, filled the water tank, moored up and walked into town to join them for coffee, Stanley had already caught the eye of the young lady, who ran the coffee shop, who had made a special allowance for him to sit in the corner.
We cruised on towards Oxford, leaving the Thames at Duke’s Cut, this way P & L would experience both, lock keeper operated river locks and DIY canal locks and lift bridges, as last time P & L were with us, we were on the lock free Ashby Canal.
We moored just before the pretty Isis Bridge & lock, which was five minutes walk from the Oxford railway station, very convenient as Jacquie would be jumping ship early tomorrow morning for a girlie day down South. Before that we gave P & L a conducted tour of Oxford, based on our extensive knowledge gleaned from our wanderings around the City last week. We arrived back on SKYY just before the rain started.