We walked out this evening along St Helen’s Wharf in Abingdon. The wharf was in shadow apart from where a low wall let the sunlight through.
Along Wilsham Road we saw the first fast moving rowing boat we had seen since the start of the lockdown.
It was a Sunday evening and there were not many cars parked – just the usual line of fibreglass boats with tarpoulines.
At Abingdon Marina a parent swan was guarding three cygnets. They were all busily preening themselves and not posing for the camera. Preening is a bird’s way of grooming its feathers to keep them in the best condition.
A lot more boats were moored at the Marina.
We walked round the Marina Park and looked across the River Thames to where Swift Ditch ends. There is an elegant wooden bridge put there for the Thames Path.