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Quote of the day No 363

Monday 31 August 2015

Leaving Folly Bridge with a "bon voyage" from the genial Mr. Salter, well known as the owner of the Kingston to Oxford steamers, we proceeded on our Journey. With a late afternoon start, this was to be an easy day, as Eynsham (Oxon), some 8½ miles ahead, was our destination. Acting on advice, we took advantage of the Oxford Canal - a mile or so from the start - to avoid Medley and King's Weirs, where shallows abounded, and we made our exit some three miles farther on by Duke's Lock and Cutting, which brought us out at the latter-named weir. I may mention that it was with some trepidation that we started on the run to Lechlade (Glos), owing to the reports received as to the condition of the river.

We were afraid that we were rather late in the season in starting for these upper reaches, as the weeds grow fast and the water gradually gets less as the season advances. However, the heavy rains of the previous week greatly assisted us, altering matters in our favour so that we had a very satisfactory run indeed. The weeds were there right enough, and so were the shallows, but both these we overcame. On the question of weeds on the propeller, it is useless to persevere when they are there and by no means good for the engines, as it strains them.

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