I am Linda and along with my husband Richard and our dog Muffin we enjoy our summers on the UK's canal system

Friday, 16 September 2016

Godstow (River Thames) – Thursday 15th September

We woke up to thick mist though it was still warm.

Visitors today and what do visitors equal? Housework!  Richard and I have our own jobs when it comes to housework so we both set too and soon the inside and one side of the outside was sparkling!

We went down through Godstow Lock to turn around and then headed back to where we had been moored.

Dee, Geoff and their Labradoodle, Tess are friends from home and were going to meet us at The Trout.  We wandered round there and grabbed a table on the terrace.  For midday on a Thursday it was already very busy.  As they arrived I took Muffin to meet his friend in a more open space than around the table and it’s just as well I did as they went berserk!  It was so lovely to see – if I had known what would happen I would have taken a video as it would have been lovely memory to keep.

This was our third visit to The Trout and each time there has been a couple of ducks who sit on the wall – there was only one there today and I wondered if it was the same duck.


We had a lovely lunch, in a lovely setting and with lovely friends :-)

We walked back to the boat and pulled pins to give Dee and Geoff a little trip on the river.  By this time the sun was really hot.  Dee and I sat in the cratch while Richard and Geoff took up the steering position.  We went through King’s Lock which was manned and then turned around somewhere near the junction with the River Evenlode.

When we got back to Godstow our space was still free so we moored up, got out the chairs and the wine (Dee was on soda and lime as she was driving) and watched the sunset.  They then left us to go up to Lechlade where they were staying overnight.

It was a beautiful day and to share it with good friends was perfect.

4.74 miles
4 locks

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