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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Rugby to Hawkesbury Junction

 This morning we left Rugby at 8:05am. Moored at Hawkesbury Junction, at 12:30pm, 4hrs 25mins, no locks. /// hidden.fake.finger

Dull start again this morning but the sun eventually came out and the donkey jacket came off.

Approaching Newbold tunnel


 
Yellow flag irises, we have seen quite a few so far



Piling work at Stretton wharf



Just when you need some trucks on the M6 they all disappear!



Avanti West Coast train



New towpath and banking before Ansty



Slight obstruction, took them a while to get it moved



No boats moored on the bend at Ansty?



Just the one then



Must be buttercup season, there are a lot about



Coventry Cruising Club



One for the pylon enthusiasts



Now moored at the northern end of the Oxford canal at Sutton stop, Hawkesbury

We are going to stop here till Monday as it is the 1st time we have ever been able to get a mooring this close to the junction, and the pub! which I have never been in before

Keith

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Braunston to Rugby

This morning we left Braunston at 8:25am. Moored at Boughton Park, Rugby, at 12:30pm, 4hrs 5mins,     3 locks. /// spaces.paint.gifts 

Dull start this morning but the sun soon came out.

We soon passed Amy Jack A Max as we left Braunston



Swans and their cygnets



The stables area improves every time we see it



The Royal Oak at Hillmorton is now The Waterside



The new houses at Hillmorton where the radio masts were are going up



At Hillmorton locks we passed Warbler



Canal Chef at Hillmorton locks



Grantham's bridge at Hillmorton locks



The new road bridge giving access to the new housing estate was being built last time we passed under



Moored at Boughton Park, Rugby



After lunch we did a food shop at Tesco's

Keith

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Napton to Braunston

 This morning we left Napton at 8:35am. Moored at Braunston, at 11:15am, 2hrs 40mins, no locks. 

/// caressed.skater.caked bright morning which warmed up nicely.

More buttercups



Family of swans and cygnets



Entrance to the Warwick to Napton section of the Grand Union



Wagram's Turn marina



Braunston church



Approaching Braunston turn



Now moored in Braunston



We walked to Braunston marina and went to Tradlines to purchase some new rope for Hadar



Lunch and a pint at The Boathouse



Then we went to Midland Chandlers to get some paint and weed hatch tape and returned to Hadar via Braunston turn where we met Ian and June on 'Amy Jack Amax' and had a cup of tea with them



The new stern line spliced ready to go on tomorrow



2 new centre lines spliced and fitted



New bow rope spliced and fitted

Keith

Monday, May 16, 2022

Fenny Compton to Napton

 This morning we left Fenny Compton at 8:40am. Moored at near the Folly In, Napton, at 1:15pm, 4hrs 35mins, 9 locks. /// bagpipes.jogged.bluntly 

A dull morning which threatened rain but it held off and we arrived at Napton in sunshine. 

That is one hell of a big mud pie! HS2 construction work



1st time I have manged to photograph some ducklings this trip



Old engine house arm



Napton water buffalo



Lock 11 of the Napton flight



Bottom lock of Napton flight



Now moored around the corner from the Folly Inn at Napton.



After lunch we took a walk into the village of Napton




The Post Office and store, our destination



The Folly Inn, closed today, no beer it is then.

Keith

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Weekends, Bank Holidays and School Holidays

 For those who do not know, we only move during school days except in exceptional circumstances.

In the past we have had problems with kids not at school at weekends, bank holidays and school holidays coming down to the canal and causing trouble, so some time ago we took the decision to only travel during school days.

It also gives us a break, and we can get jobs done which we can't do whilst on the move.

Also we can visit places of interest.

Keith

Friday, May 13, 2022

Cropredy to Fenny Compton

 This morning we left Cropredy at 8:45am. Moored at The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton at 12:15pm, 3hrs 30mins, 9 locks. 

/// palettes.freedom.corporate

Leaving Cropredy lock.



Cropredy Marina, which wasn't here last time we passed by.



Clattercote Wharf



Clattercote Wharf



Oil seed rape field.



Approaching Fenny Compton tunnel



Fenny Compton Marina and service area



Moored near the Wharf Inn Fenny Compton.



After lunch we went to the Wharf Inn for a pint, met up with Gary & Denise off of narrowboat Columbus in the inn's garden and chatted with them all afternoon.

Keith