The Thames: Taking on Fuel at Penton Hook Marina

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At Penton Hook Marina, getting access to the road tanker meant squeezing into a tight space.

Wanderlust has two 1200 L fuel tanks, one for red diesel and one for white.  As a result stops to take on fuel are infrequent. Indeed, for the first time since our launch last September we chose to add fuel to the tanks. It sounds more impressive than it really is as we were away from the barge for six months. Nevertheless taking on fuel will be an uncommon event for us.

 

The Thames: Dorchester-on-Thames

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The sun sets along the river at Dorchester-on-Thame

A short ways from the Thames, Dorchester has loads of history. Long ago the Romans occupied the area but they were by no means the first to live near this bend in the river. Today the town is dominated by it’s interesting abbey. For us a not quite convenient mooring on the bank was a good place to spend the night. Gigi always likes place with nice large green fields just off the deck.  A happy dog is a happy barge.  Continue reading