Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Spring Migrants arrive in Britain

Our 'old' friends Chris and Ray Lowe have flown over from Cyprus where they now live and came to find us at Bablock Hythe.  It was really nice spending time with them again.  We had a good, old, traditional card session in the evening and, it will come as no surprise to those who know us, that a copious amount of wine was consumed! 
They are both really well and very happy living in their lovely villa in Cyprus.  

Tonight we are moored by Swinford Bridge which I think is lovely.  The plan is that
tomorrow we will walk into the little town of Eynsham to see what it has to offer and then make our way back to Thrupp where Rodney is to meet us on Thursday.  He is bringing tools
and materials for John to begin the task of mending the cratch-board.

                                                                                        Swinford Bridge

We have really enjoyed out time here on the reaches of
the Upper Thames despite the dreadful high winds and heavy showers we have had.  It is all really pretty and the birdlife has been lovely.  Highlights:- hunting hobbies and barn owls.
Lechlade is a lovely little town with interesting, individual shops.  Walking opportunities across the meadows have been good too and I always like seeing farm animals.

These ponies were really interested in Maggie and wanted to follow us across the footbridge.

I will be sad to leave tomorrow. As I said before, having grown up with it,  I love The Thames.

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