We really felt the difference as we left Oxford and passed the extensive area of Agenda 21 Residential moorings. A very long stretch of boats, the majority of which could do with a touch of TLC, making it very hard to pass a boat going in the other direction.
Meanwhile the Jericho redevelopment does not seem to have made any progress, there is no sign of any activity behind the hoardings showing what it could look like. The artists impression in the link above looks great....but.......is it just a pipe dream?? Oxford could well do with improving its image in this area. Great potential.........
The goal today was Thrupp for the weekend providing there was space. After a pleasant run (after the had escaped Oxford) we stopped at the first space available by the Jolly Boatman just in case there was no room further up on the 7 day moorings. Geoff walked up and soon rang me to say there was plenty of space......this is the advantage of arriving late morning/lunchtime. Soon we were nicely settled in.
The mooring notices do ask boats not to run generators or engines but am not sure how they think one can manage for 7 days.
Total distance:6.95 miles
Average speed:1.62 mph (2.79 lock/mph)