This is Culham Lock and one of the deeper locks on this section.There was a lot of trouble when we arrived as there were no lock keepers on duty. When the locks are set to self service the filling and emptying of the lock is slowed down ,so nobody can come to harm with a fast filling or emptying lock. The lock was taking over 20 minutes to fill and a similar time to empty. With a long line of boats above the lock tempers were starting to flare. When the young lockie eventually turned up one lady had a right old go at him. It turned out that the rota’s were wrong and he was sent to another lock so not his fault. Anyway with us not being in a hurry it didn't really matter a lot to us.
Its funny how Carolyn’s pace increases when she see’s a market. Abingdon is lovely town with some very expensive property prices. After a good look around the town and filling our rucksacks with bits and pieces it was back to Inca .
Tomorrow we will be off on our travels North again and heading up past Oxford and towards the upper reaches of the Navigable River Thames