On Saturday we pulled pins and headed up to the summit of the South Oxford canal .
Carolyn getting help at one of the locks.
The weather was perfect for cruising.
And perfect for walking.
We were lucky and picked up the same mooring that we had a couple of weeks ago and it wasn't long before we sprung into action and gave the port side a much needed wash.
The sky on fire. What a great Sunset .
After a relaxing weekend on the summit on Monday we pulled pins at 09.00 and headed towards Napton. When we reached the Top lock at Marston Doles we found all the paddles open, We closed the bottom paddles and filled the lock. As we entered the lock 2 Canal and River Trust workers turned up and said that they were filling the pound below as some nob had left some paddles open and drained the pound overnight. As you can see CaRT have been busy and the paddles have been well greased ready for the summer.
Napton on the Hill from Napton bottom lock.
After mooring on the 48 hour moorings we decided to have a walk up to the church which over looks Napton on the Hill. And what a hill . But it was well worth the walk. The church was one of the best maintained we have come across on our travels and Carolyn said she would be very happy for this to be my final resting place.
After all that walking and hill climbing there was only one thing to do when we got back down to the canal. …..Cheers .