The weather over the last few days has been very windy with showers. We spent Friday travelling to Marsworth Junction and checking out the Aylesbury Arm. Whilst it is open it has low pounds and takes water from the main line. As the BW man said its like a big plug hole taking water from the main line and sending it to the River Thame and into the River Thames at Abingdon. We have therefore decided not to go down and review it again on the way back.
We met Ray our next door neighbour over the weekend (also 7 members of his family who joined us going up the Marsworth locks and the Wendover Arm)
|The Old Toll House at the top of the Marsworth flight. The paddles are to the old side ponds which are not used any more. Although there is talk that perhaps they should be reinstated.|
|Marsworth church entrance and porch.|
|The very low Startops End Reservoir at Marsworth|
|The first two locks which are a staircase of the Aylesbury Arm|
|Our mooring Saturday evening was at the end of the Wendover Arm just past Bridge 3 and the winding hole. The watered section ends just behind the boat. Its a lovely location and hopefully the Wendover Arm Trust will be able to continue the works.|