Monday, 11 September 2017

Weekend in Abingdon

The bank is slightly high here downstream of the bridge but manageable.  Lots of meadow for Barney

My early morning view as I make the tea!
Giles and Finley came over on Saturday morning.  Giles to do a training swim in the river.  he is signed up to a half iron man  (I think that is what is called) next May so has to keep the training up.   2 Km swim, 80km cycle ride and 1/2 after the other.......Finley Barney and I went alongside him to check his distance and also to warn him of approaching boats.

Afterwards we repaired to Annie's on the Waterfront.   This is the same people who run Annie's cafe at Thrupp.   They only opened two weeks ago in the building on the waterfront where there used to be a chandlers.   Great service and breakfast.

We had still not solved the aerial problems and were having to take a direct feed from the aerial through door and window (door for the front and window for the back).  With the weather turning colder I was none too happy with the window above my head permanently open..  This spurred me on to make yet more phone calls trying to find an aerial engineer to solve the problem.   

To cut a very long saga short we were visited by Brian from Aerial Solutions on Saturday afternoon.   What a star!!   Faulty connections were the problem, all now fixed and at a very reasonable price.   We can recommend him if anyone has similar problems.

Sunday we went to St Helens Church.  The Sunday morning Eucharist was also welcoming the Mayoral party.  It is heritage weekend here in Abingdon.   Various events taking place and lots of historic building open and free.  James and Hazel with NB Gabriel are here and kindly brought us a brochure of everything going on.

Layover another day tomorrow as the forecast is less than pleasing.   Oxford beckons on Tuesday.


Carol said...

Glad you've managed to get your aerial fixed at long last Gill. Happy cruising. x

Paul said...

We're just downstream of you at the very end of the moorings, wb Newlands. We seem to be following you as we were at Henley by weekend at the same time 😀😀
Carole & Paul

Gillian Lovegrove said...

Only just seen your comment or I would have come by and said hello!

We are just approaching Oxford...left at 7.30 this morning....will you still be following us??

Paul said...

We are leaving Abingdon in the morning (Wednesday), so will be in Oxford early pm. Hopefully there will be room for us before Folly bridge
Carole & Paul

Gillian Lovegrove said...

We are further on at the Oxford east moorings. Staying over tomorrow......forecast to be very windy!!!