8:30 Friday morning (3rd August) it was time to pull the pins at Kennington
A near cloudless sky
Checking that nothing is coming before we release our ropes
and a minute later dutch barge Kristal appears so we wait a few minutes
and just as we pull out into the stream the narrow boater on the corner starts to untie his ropes, so he has to wait a few minutes too
It's such a huge house, very pretty too
We caught up with Kristal at Sandford Lock which was still on self-service
This cruiser was a few minutes too late or I would have left the lock gates open for it
Leaving the lock
Hot, hot, hot!
Looks like the harvest is in and one field ploughed
I wouldn't moor anywhere near that leaning tree
Some people have to work for a living but better on the river than the land (imo)
Abingdon Visitor Moorings once again ... fine for the weekend.
Miss T Morning is moored here and Terry came to introduce herself and to tell us how helpful the blog of our build and launch was to them during their build. She had a look around Still Rockin' and later we did the same on their lovely boat. It was nice to meet Terry and Dave we wish them happy cruising.
At about 5 o'clock when it was just a little cooler (29° as opposed to 31) we went for a walk and ended up at The Nags Head, it was just too hot to be cooking at home!
A riverside table with views
There was a beer and music festival but wouldn't those beers be warm, they certainly weren't going through any sort of refrigeration ... the cost of a pint? £2 and 12 to chose from!
It was getting busier as we left
A lovely sunset here
just after 9pm, but still very hot and humid
Wargrave being taken to where it needs to be in the morning
heading towards the lock.
When will this weather break?