This is nb Oakfield retuning back up through Isis Lock No.46 from the Thames. It says in our Pearson's guide that the lock was called Louse Lock, I wonder why the name was changed?
Yesterday we wandered over Port Meadow, or Wolvercote Common as it is also called. It was rather muddy with some areas of flooding after all the rain. There were a few horses, ducks, various geese, and small brown birds that looked rather like Thrushes. We crossed over the bridge to walk down the Thames towpath, the water was fairly high and running quite fast. It was also fairly windy, even so several sculling crews were out with their instructors practicing their rowing skills. This team of eight seem to have two oars each, is this unusual?
We were glad to return to the confines of our lovely warm boat for a hot drink after all that.
This is the “canoe tree” that is at the end of one of the gardens ,opposite where we are moored.