Thursday, 27 May 2010

Folly Bridge, Oxford Canal

No angry boaters today, just nice friendly, helpful people.

We were off even earlier this morning and did the Stockton and Calcutt locks in the early morning mist (passing this strange boat on the way.

We reached the junction for the Oxford Canal by 0830 and even had time to rescue Coriander which had become adrift overnight.

Why do people leave their expensive boats on a couple of mooring pins and go off for days on end?

We managed to nudge it back towards the towpath with Mr David so that the people on another boat could reach the front rope. There was no central rope, so we then had to then push the back in with Mr David, so that someone could get onto the back of the boat, untangle the back rope and retrieve the mooring pin before securing the boat back on the towpath.

With all the excitement over we managed to find a space on the moorings by Folly Bridge and were moored up for the day again before anyone else had set off.

Just along from us on the moorings was this boat (with the butty to live on I presume). A garden and a greenhouse.

Lunch in the Folly Pub (under new management). If we go on like this I’ll end up wider than I am tall.

Early evening I took a walk up the locks and found this. There must be a mindset for this. Why bother to stop and bag it up if you are not going to dispose of the bag properly? They had even gone to the trouble of finding a piece of wood to hook the bag over the fence.

This time a card for a Harry Potter fan. Blue card base, Cuttlebugged blue card behind a drawing of Harry and crew which I cut out from a notecard along with the school badge.

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