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Sharon Downey
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Cruising the South Oxford Canal
The South Oxford Canal is one of the prettiest canals that we cruise We are a bit late starting our travels this year so the blog has been neglected,,but we will get it going again ,in the meantime a few pictures for you of recent times

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A merry Christmas and a happy new year  to all our blog readers ,

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To the end of the navigation.
We made our way to Lechlade. The actual end of the navigation is at Inglesham but the last 1/2 mile is too shallow for Oakapple to risk so we made do with walking as far as the roundhouse which marks the point where the Thames and Severn canal used to join ...

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A trip to Oxford.
For the weekend we cruised to Abingdon where yet another bridge of medieval origins spans the Thames. On Sunday we had another birthday on board, mine this time. For once the sun shone and we sat out on the bank and celebrated in the usual style with a cake...

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Wallingford to Wittenham.
Moored in front of us at Wallingford was a large motor cruiser, 'Cream Cracker' owned by John & Sharon, which had come up the Thames from Rochester. We had a great evening on board Oakapple and compared our very different cruising patterns. Although we shar...

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Beyond Henley.
We have reached the little town of Wallingford on our travels upstream after a brief stop again at Henley to pick up mail. The whole town is now in full regatta mode. As one group of ladies flashed past us I caught the captain laughing his head off. The man...

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Steamers and Launches
The one thing you notice about the Thames is the great variety of boats making thier way up and down the river. I thought that on this post I would give just a flavour of some of the diferent traditional craft we have seen. Back at Hampton Court, paddle ste...

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A Rowing Mecca
You might have guessed from the title that we have made our way to Henley, home of the world famous regatta. On the run in to the town we saw the rowing course being laid out and the grandstands being built. The town moorings had plenty of room and we got i...

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A Royal Conection
We have spent a couple of days in Windsor. It is a magic town, overlooked by the famous castle, which is of course one of the residences of the Queen. After seeing her Majesty in Berkhampsted, and seeing her horseguards turn out in London when we were there...

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A Different kind of Boating!
On leaving Hampton Court behind we made our way upstream through Sunbury to the public moorings at Dockets Eddy Lane. A lovely spot with grass to sit out on and road access alongside. This was important because I had been in contact with my cousin who lives...
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