Thursday, 16 June 2011

Eynsham Lock Moorings 16 June 2011

If anyone is interested the weather was very pleasant at 3 30 am. this morning and dawn was well on its way by 4 am. Magic has an upset stomach as we found out at 3 30 am. when I took him out while Diana cleared up. this was repeated at 9 am as well, so his next meal will be Uncle Ben boiled rice.

We were ready to go at 9 30 but it started to rain, the sky was bright with very little cloud so we decided to sit it out for 2 hours, its been fine and sunny ever since. We have met a few Narrowboats today heading up stream and a hire cruiser went by just before we set off going down, we also saw a couple of cruisers going back up to their moorings but far more Narrowboats.
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There were a couple of interesting plane went over last evening but as I was inside no chance of a photo, today they have been doing continuous circuits (CCs ?) DSCF6032some not even lifting the landing gear.

 

 


Being June 16 there are DSCF6031fishermen all over the place and even a lady fisher person with two rods and all the gear at Babcock Hythe mobile home site. Just below one of the locks a whole group of fisher persons had set up camp by the weir pool and there was a somewhat unusual shed on wheels standing there as well.

We only went as far as Eynsham Lock where we walked into town to buy the rice for Magic’s tea, we still came back with two bags. There are some handy leaflets at the lock, “Eynsham Shopping Guide” which shows the town layout including shops, pubs, bus stops and point of interest. One of the things that interested me was this flowering tree growing by the entrance to The Elms, a early 16 century house, of course the Elms are long gone with Dutch Elm disease. I photographed the flower and leaves so hopefully will be able to identify it.DSCF6044DSCF6037

7 comments:

Dorothy said...

The tree is a Chinese Tulip tree. There is one in Foots Cray Meadows, where I walk the dogs and I was fascinated when I first saw it, as it is so lovely and unusual.

Jo (Boatwoman) said...

Lovely photos. Maybe the shed on wheels is a portable toilet block for the fisher persons lol.

Ken and Sheena said...

Sorry to hear about Magic, hope he gets better soon. I know what you mean about the early rising. Been waking up regularly at 5am to the full on sunshine, and thinking i've already missed 1/2 of the day. Nice place, Eynsham. We liked it too. Regards..

Brian and Diana on NB Harnser http://nbharnser.blogspot.com said...

Don't think the shed is a loo as it has a glass panel in the door at one end and a window in the back end wall, so you can see right through.
Thanks for the info on the tree.
Magic is much better today, he seems to enjoy the rice, but maybe he is so hungry he will eat anything.

Brian and Diana on NB Harnser http://nbharnser.blogspot.com said...

Don't think the shed is a loo as it has a glass panel in the door at one end and a window in the back end wall, so you can see right through.
Thanks for the info on the tree.
Magic is much better today, he seems to enjoy the rice, but maybe he is so hungry he will eat anything.

Ken and Sheena said...

>>Magic is much better today, he seems to enjoy the rice, but maybe he is so hungry he will eat anything.

Glad to hear it, Brian. Labs love rice, and it will help to firm him up. The alternative was to starve him for 24 hours, which if he is like ours, he wouldn't enjoy at all.

Ken and Sheena said...

ps... Is the shad a hide, for twitchers ?