Once I’d taken full advantage of shore power and done all the washing yesterday, we disconnected the umbilical cord and reversed from our lock island mooring to the water point just above Abingdon Lock.
Fortunately for us a boat had just vacated that spot ...
… but it wasn’t more than a few moments when every man and his dog wanted water … Nauti-Bouy decided not to wait
Just as our water tank filled Sagar boats Edith and Anna also decided not to wait and instead pulled in front of us to go down the lock which meant that they would take two locks before we could go down, so we waited and waited (dejavous of Bank Holiday Monday). We hoped that they were not going to take up space on the town moorings as that’s where we want to go today.
Still Rockin’ had been moored in front to these two boats whilst we were away and we were glad to move away from Edith as the black water (read cesspit) exhaust is at the front and it was not pleasant!
By the time we did descend the lock there were at least 5 boats hovering in the river stream waiting for either the water point to become free or to moor on the lock landing.
Luckily for us they found space by the park.
Views from Still Rockin’ this morning … cricket, croquet and football pitch.
It’s a good 5 degrees warmer down here in the south than it is on the west coast of Scotland and I can tell you we were glad to be able to don on our shorts and t-shirts once again!