Friday, 24 June 2016



IMG_5959We pulled pins from Bunny moorings at 09.35 and were soon at Aynho weir lock. This is a shallow diamond shaped lock and it lifts us up and through where The River Cherwell crosses over the canal.

IMG_5961Here we go again and the section above the lock is on yellow boards. The problem will be at the next lock where there is a low bridge in front of the lock and if the water level is too high we will not fit through.

IMG_5964With a few inches to spare on the sides we just about got through the bridge at Nell bridge lock.

IMG_5966Just around the corner from the lock and we always try to stop here at The Pig Place. You just cant beat their Sausages ,Bacon and Chops.

IMG_5971While Carolyn went to pick up some meat myself and the lad went and had a look at the stock on the small farm. Hamish wasn’t sure what to make of the Pigs at the pig place. But one thing I know for sure is that they certainly taste good…

IMG_5972Our cruise today involved going through eight lift bridges ,luckily everyone of them was up so it made life lot easier.

IMG_5975  Oops ! This is what happens when a GRP/Plastic boat catches fire. As you can see there is very little left. Lets just hope no one got hurt when this happened.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

IMG_5980We finally reached our destination of Banbury and we were lucky to pick up this mooring by The Museum and Tooleys boatyard . Within minutes of mooring Carolyn had enrolled herself in a couple of Aqua fit classes at The Spiceball centre. We will now have a couple of days here before continuing our journey North.      

                                                                                       Happy Days       

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