Well, I don't know yet whether my trip to Oxford has borne fruit in terms of remunerative employment, but I had a lovely walk down the canal, and round the shops, and made the acquaintance of three charming American tourists in The Grapes, formerly a Greene King pub but as of very recently run by Bath Ales, where I had two very nice pints of Golden Hare and a disappointing ploughman's sandwich. I also acquired two more beer mats for my display, of which more later.
Here are some of the old boats in retirement as houseboats (I looked at their licences) right in the heart of Oxford.
And Ben (if I've got them the right way round)
The notorious new pontoon
And the remains of Castle Mill boatyard, behind Sextans.
I wonder if anyone ever uses the visitor moorings right at the end of the arm. It certainly didn't look like it.