Back to the marina

It was a very noisy night with the wind howling. The plan was to chug down to Anyho as we have a table booked at the Great Western Arms. But the weather today is cold and windy and tomorrow is forecast for much worse. So we decided to go back to the marina today and


Here for a few days with our eldest grandaughter Becca. It’s very chiily but we decided to go for it anyway. Through Cropredy lock by 13:00 and moored up at Castle Quay Banbury at  15:00. Heddi and Becca went for a mooch around the shops whilst I lit the fire and unpacked. The evening was


Down through the lock, winded just past the ‘Tramway’ moorings, up though the lock again to moor up for a cooked breakfast. Back to the mooring and left for home at 2:15.


We reversed up to the services and did a pumpout first thing, but still managed to be away by eight o’clock. The weather is bright and sunny, but cold. Frost overnight with quite a bit of ice on the roof first thing. A very pleasant chug down to Castle Quay in Banbury. The day was


We arrived yesterday afternoon after a beautiful  drive up across the Cotswold in glorious autumn sunshine. We had arranged for Clive Mant to service the engine today. He arrived at 9:30 and didnt leave ’til 1:40 and did a really thorough job. It was too late to set off after he had finished as it

Back to the Marina

A bit of a lie in this morning – away by 8:30. The forecast was for a warm day 26C plus! We followed a large group on an Oxfordshire Narrowbaots hire boat. They were all holding the boat on ropes going down the locks. It took us until 11:30 to get back into our mooring.

Bridge 129, S. Oxford

We had made plans re who we were leaving with and sharing locks last night. So just before 7:00 Andrew nudged Uncle Mort aside to allow us out and we set off with Neil and Linda on Earnest. Linda and I worked the locks and Heddi & Neil steered and we were at the top


Unfortunately the weather hasn’t been too good, so the bring and share lunch and the Morris Dancing  on Saturday had to be  indoors. But the weather did improve a little so the nerf shooting game moved to outside for the final rounds, Andrew G. won. Sunday morning saw the usual auction followed by lunch. Simon

Blue Lias

we have arrived at the Blue Lias pub Long Itchington where we will spend the next few days at the Cutweb rally. We were off and away by 7:30, it was very peaceful going until we joined a queue of boats at Marston Doles. Progress was slow due to one boat being bow hauled backwards