I haven't been up to the Chandlery barge at Foukes boatyard for over 20 years, despite it being just down the road. But on a quiet Sunday morning Mrs BB amd I walked along the river path up to Manor Farm country park (another first).
Leaving the boatyard past a quirky residence, location, location, location.
At the top of Ho Moor Creek things can get a little sticky.
Further upriver from this raised vantage point gives a good view of the old mud berths where working boats would be laid up safely away from winter storms. It was a practice still in use after WW2.
The remains of an old riverside building in the firm grip of a a substantial tree.
Another creek up coming off the main river on the Botley side, it only runs for about 200 yards until it becomes a small stream.
Great name for a small dinghy