I caught the train back from Leamington on Monday and was back on board Petroc just after 0930hrs, leaving Emma to take my computer into Currys where it was going to be picked up by the engineers on Tuesday morning. They say 7-10 days and the man was hopeful that they would be able to mend it. Meanwhile I have had to return Emma's computer but Giles has taken pity on me and lent me a spare one...what a life!
It was about a 3 hour run down from Oxford to Abingdon and we are once again on the Thames. However it is much better than the stretch up to Lechlade, more interesting things to see en route, including some rather expensive houses. We moored above the Abingdon Lock with the intention of doing water etc and going beyond the lock to moor. It was so congenial there that we decided to stay. Free 24 hour mooring.
Leisurely start on Tuesday (today) and whilst we were watering a hire boat came by with a new Zealand couple on board. They were very interested in Petroc and our life-style so they ended up coming on board for coffee and a look around. They are contemplating living over here on a narrow boat for a while. After their departure we went through the lock and moored just below in this delightful spot. Geoff went off to explore the town whilst I had a wonderful time having a good clean (interior) of Petroc. the