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Picture page above Oxford

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Osney Bridge

OSNEY BRIDGE

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Definately the limit of navigation for the 6 berth cruisers.
4 berth cruisers may proceed with extreme caution, HOODS DOWN and SLOWLY.
Beware of sudden river level rises if during rainy seasons, you may not get back!


osney bridge

Osney Bridge

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This is the view from one of our 2 - 4 berth cruisers as you pass under Osney Bridge. As you can see, there is not much clearance. Should the river rise, the screens can be removed. The canopies MUST ALWAYS BE LOWERED.


After Osney

after osney Click on picture to enlarge.
This is the view after you have passed under the bridge, with relief no doubt.


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River Wilderness

riverwilderness Tranquility at it's best. Peace and quiet, no roads, no noise - simply wonderful




More tranquility

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Kings Lock

kingslockhouse Kings Lock - Typical of the locks above Oxford

Kings Lock



kings lock Not too much room in these locks !



Turbulance at Kings Lock

turbulance It pays to stay well away from the head sluices.



Sluice operation

sluices This is real "hands on" lock-keeping.



Another lock

 Lock




Newbridge

 Lock One of the beautiful bridges over the upper Thames




Newbridge drop beams

newbridge This arch has a nasty surprise for unwary skippers - drop beams inside, sometimes not visible on the approach - avoid at all costs.




Swans and cygnets

 swans Typical of the riverbanks above Oxford


2 arches


 2 arches Navigation is clearly marked but vessels tend to only use the port hand arch (going upstream) due to the bend of the river and sometimes overhanging branches.


Watermans Arms


 watermans armsPerhaps not the most scenic of riverside pubs but once inside the atmosphere of a real English pub is a joy. Real homecooked food with fresh veg. from the local allotment, reasonable prices and a good cellar. Owner operated. Situated on the short reach between Osney Bridge and Osney Lock. Visitors always made very welcome.



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