A pleasant chug across the Oxford summit, down Napton locks and along to Braunston. We decided to stop here so that we could go to the pub for our meal tonight. We usually eat on board, but as we have to leave the boat at the dry dock and take everything with us on the bus back to Cropredy we are travelling light.

In the past we have got through one chimney almost every winter. They are made of fairly light mild steel and simply rust away. This year our son in law Simon has made us one out of stainless steel. Hopefully this will last longer.


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