The Lismore Hotel
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... used in Harry Potter. It is a very glamorous eating hall. Apparently, King Henry the 8th was one of Christchurch College's early founders, and has eaten here; his picture is on the wall.
Robyn also really wanted to take a tour of the Bodleian Library. This is the oldest University Library in the world. Nearby is also the famous 'Radcliff Camera' ...
... looks like it's coming. One word - ****!! Sorry for the language, but really?? I don't like flying much, nor boats (what an I doing flying to get on a cruise?), but flying in storms when you KNOW with all. Wet aunty that there's going to be turbulence. Not my idea of fun. Anywho, brave face on and armed with my travel sickness pressure point wristbands on (colour coordinated with my blue top - pure coincidence), we head into the plane at 4.15. Flight was better ...
... go through Banbury Lock. I passed the time chatting to two couples who were sitting by the bank watching the world go by. Bryan busied himself at the lock which was slow as one paddle was out of order.
We stopped at Long Sutton because I have heard several people mention it but on arrival have discovered that there is no easy access to it as the River Cherwell meanders between the canal and the village. ...
... who have gone to university there. Our Bob Hawke even gets a mention.
Had lunch in the Crown Hotel in the middle of town, they even had an outdoor BBQ - wouldn't be allowed in Australia - and a jazz band. That was fun - I had a Guinness (again) and Mary had a local cider.
The most fun was watching brave people trying to control flat punts with long poles and with their frightened family onboard. I stuffed up on the bus stop. Without my glasses, I took Mary on a long ...
... After a few minutes baking in the sun we decided to move round the corner to the lock moorings where there was some shade. We found two boats already there: Mine’s a pint and Tia, a boat selling ecological cleaning materials. We had a pleasant evening sitting out in the warm weather.
Fri 30th September
An early mist gave way to warm sunshine once again, and as the lock opening time drew near, three more boats ...