Friday, 30 July 2021

After a short damp cruise mooring overlooking the Oxfordshire countryside and looking at somebodys over zealous use of a chainsaw.


Wednesday, 28 July 2021

We had planned to stay in Cropedy Marina for a couple of days but had to stay for an extra day because of broken beam on a lock.
Today we have moved on to Fenny Compton travelling through Fenny Tunnel which was a originally a tunnel which had to be demolished because of poor foundations which leaves very thin section on the canal.
We also had our first soaking on our trip this year and a large thunder storm.




Thursday, 22 July 2021

Normally for Dianne and Peter's Anniversary we would go to a pub or resturant but this year Peter cooked a great meal and we would have had to go along way to find some where with the view.



Monday, 19 July 2021

We have now turned around at Thrupp fighting our way through the public in canoes to return to a nice mooring where we are going to stay for a couple of days.


On Saturday after Cruising for six hours this was the best mooring we could find as the canal is so overgrown that previous places we had moored we couldnt get to.

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Tonight we are moored just after Aynho Wharf and we passed through Aynho Weir Lock which is a Diamond Shaped lock.

After spending a couple of nights in Cropedy Marina and replacing the seals on the toilet we moved on to Banbury mooring outside a large Bakery being woken up in the morning to the smell of new baked bread.




Craig joined us for the first week of our summer journey with our first BBQ near Braunston finishing the week with another BBQ and Evening in the pub.











Saturday, 7 November 2020

The children from Bocking School have been busy.




Cassie and Ruby enjoying the winter sun in the Cratch.
This week we had our first cold morning of the year at the marina.




Friday, 30 October 2020

Last night we had a great evening with Jacqui and John and the Jack Daniels flowed freely.


The last couple days we had little cruise to get the boat filled with diesel ready for the winter.


This month we celelbrated Maisie's tenth birthday, Claire and Darren set up a gazebo with heaters so we could sit outside to keep to the local CO VID rules.


Monday, 5 October 2020

This weekend we have spent on the boat as the marina had organised events to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
I made Walnut and Chocolate Brownie and Almond slice to help raise funds.