Tuesday, 22 September 2009

We could not leave Leamington wthout a photograph of the Royal Spa and Baths

Leamington has great architecture and lots of flowers,great for shoppers

I think Leamington may be entering Britain in Bloom competition.

Llama's or Alpaca grazing at Fosse Locks

Stockton locks are the first thing we face as set off on our first complete day on the Warwick and Napton

Saturday, 19 September 2009

We are ahead of schedule for our return to Norton Junction and have decided to take a quick trip to Lemington on the Warwick and Napton Canal (Napton Junction in photo.).

We enjoyed the Oxfordshire countryside as we waited at the locks at Napton

When we travelled to Oxford we saw a large house preparing for a wedding by having a marquee erected.
They must have had a bridge erected to get the guests from one side of the canal to the other.

As we have travelled back up the Oxford Canal we saw a lot of the small holdings preparing for Halloween by growing pumpkins

When we left Banbury this boat had been pumped out and was indignatally strapped to the front of a B.W. boat to be scrapped.

Monday, 14 September 2009

The old lock keepers house at Somerton deep lock as we get ready to moor for the night.

Friday, 11 September 2009

We left Oxford today and we had not travelled far when we lost a member of our crew over board.
Cassie decided to take one step to far and fell into the cut.

The architecture in Oxford was fantastic

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

The tree's look fantastic as we cruised to Kidlington to moor for the night

It is not often you see a traffic jam on the canals.
There were 11 boats in front of us as we waited to enter Somerton Deep Lock

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Sacha having a go at cruising, Tara had a go but we did not have the camera ready

Well thats first lock completed, this weekend was the first time for Tara for cruising.

Within a few minutes of setting off Tara and Sacha face the first lock of the day

Thursday, 3 September 2009

We passed this sad sight just before we moored.

We passed this interesting little house as we entered Banbury.
Top left is not a window but a photograph of the possible owners.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

We saw this little house oop's I mean boat this afternoon

Breath in things are getting a bit tight

What a change to the normal brick canal bridge to see this lovely cast iron bridge on the Oxford Canal

The Maisibert in the Napton locks with Hilary on the tiller as we carry on our trip to Oxford