The Thames: Abingdon Revisited and the Swan Upping

Swan Uppers moving fast to the "finish line" in Abingdon.

Swan Uppers moving fast to the “finish line” in Abingdon.

Before departing for France we made one last excursion up the Thames as far as Oxford. Going to Oxford meant that we’d twice again pass through the fine village of Abingdon, a popular mooring spot.

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The Thames: London Moorings

Wanderlust moored at the posh St. Katherine Docks.

Wanderlust moored at the posh St. Katherine Docks.

Our dream of spending a month or so in Central London on the way to the Channel crossing ran into a bit of snag—we had a difficult time arranging a mooring. Here’s what we tried. Unless noted, the prices shown are for 2014. With time, things change so even if we’ve been told no, it might be worth calling around.
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The Thames: Cleeve Lock

 

Cleeve Lock

Cleeve Lock

Gigi loves it when we spend the night tied to the bank below the Cleeve Lock. Step off the boat and her four furry paws are on her own expansive green grassy field. She now expects us to stop at Cleeve every time we cruise by. For Gigi there’s no reason for us to go any further. Cleeve is as good as it gets in the doggy world.

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