Yesterday was down to Thrupp for an excellent meal in The Boat then neck to moor not far from last night’s mooring. Today a chug back to the marina in chilly and damp conditions. When we got to Banbury there were hundreds (no exaggeration ) of canoeists. They were mostly young teenagers, obviously involved in

Bridge 192

Jan & Mike arrived about 10, after their satnav had completely misled them regarding the location of the marina! With there stuff unloaded and the car parked we set off south down the canal towards Oxford. A brief stop in Banbury to top up with supplies hen off for a very pleasant cruise down to

Cropredy marina

Recently at the Cutweb rally Tony Brooks ( noted that he thought our rudder was loose. I had noticed it appeared to wobble slightly as you went from left to right. After talking it over with various people it seemed the likely problem was the two bolts holding the rudder on to the shaft had