Geoff decided to take a walk along the Botley road to acquire some more dog food.......High Priority!
On his way back he looked at the East Oxford Road moorings just down on the river and they had lots of space so we decided to move down. It is quite a tight turn at the bottom of ISIS lock and it was not made easier as a boat arrive onto the pontoon to go up the lock. However all was achieved without incident. We had taken our aerials off the roof as the railway bridge just after the lock and Osney Bridge are quite low. In the event I think we would have just scraped through as the river is not very high at the moment.
We had our pick of places, although it filled up later on. Mooring here is free for the first night and then £5 a night for up to 2 extra nights. We think this is quite reasonable. You have to ring in to the number on the notice and announce your arrival and apparently they call you back if there is anything to pay. This seems more realistic than the notices in Banbury and Oxford where it is 48 hours but a £25 a day charge if you overstay.........how do they collect the money........
Total distance:0.53 miles
Average speed:1.47 mph (1.47 lock/mph)