Sunday, 8 June 2014

Abingdon Sunday 8 June 2014

Last night we had an exceptional view of the International Space Station crossing the sky. The point we were moored the river was almost on the trajectory of the ISS so we could see it almost all the way across the sky. It will be visible again tonight a couple of minutes past 11 pm. the exact time is dependant on where you are viewing from. Full details on http://www.heavens-above.com/

We set off this morning in bright sun at 9-30. At the first lock I told the lockkeeper there was a cruiser following so we waited a few minutes for them to arrive. One thing I spotted as we were leaving the lock was this water point actually lock side. DSCF5945  I let the cruiser leave first as they would be faster than us and at the next lock which was unmanned they were just leaving as we arrived, this time we shared with a larger larger steel cruiser. Needles to say at Culham Lock they were both just ahead of us and we had to wait while they locked up. We met a surprising number of boats between Culham and Clifton Lock so we were hopeful they had all left Abingdon as we knew that is where the cruisers were heading for. When we arrived all the moorings below the bridge were full so we carried on upstream to find loads of space beside the park and also opposite on the 5 day moorings,

map Abingdon Today’s Route

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