Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Abingdon to Goring

Miles 19.6 Locks 6
We had intended to stop at Wallingford but the town moorings were full and try as we may we couldn’t get in on the field moorings below the bridge so we went on to Goring. It was a disappointment as we have never stopped at Wallingford except for a short lunch break. Thank goodness the laundrette in Abingdon was still open as Wallingford was our next port of call. I don’t know why the town turns its back on visitors from the river. We have seen our first kingfishers of the trip and too many Red Kites to remember, though today we had our best sightings of 3 birds apparently playing just above the tree tops by the river. There was no blog yesterday as we had a “make and mend“ day starting with a visit to the laundrette. We are also getting used to noticing the local bus services as we were able to get the bus back into Abingdon from the laundrette. It has been showery for most of the day and only getting better once we had moored up. Todays Pic is of the downstream view of Goring lock.

1 comment:

Pete W said...

It all looks very pretty. The weather seems to be holding up apart from the wind. Sorry we haven't commented sooner but we've just found your blog.

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