3 miles and 3 locks boating
6 miles cycling
3 miles walking
We set off for the short trip to moor just above Dukes lock. We have moored there before and it’s convenient to go out onto the Thames via Duke’s cut. But when we got there all the available visitors space was taken. So we dropped down Duke’s lock and decided to stop on the 48hr mooring by the junction. As Heddi maneuvered in to the side the boat became wedged on something under the water. Almost half an hour of pushing with poles, pulling on ropes and engine revving we eventually got free. It was a pleasant mooring except the nearby trains insisted on blowing their horns as they passed!
We cycled into Oxford and did a bit of culture at the Museum of Natural History and wandering around the colleges. Lunch was taken in the ground of the Radcliffe Camera.
As we cycled back to the boat we noticed quite a few spaces on the visitors mooring nearer the city, so moved the boat through Wolvercote lock and on another half mile or so.
Our evening stroll turned in a really lovely 3 mile walk down to the Thames, round Port Meadow and back past Isis lock.