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Monday, May 02, 2022

South Oxford Canal Summit to Banbury

 A murky start this morning at 8:15am, and that wasn't the worst of it. 

The summit pound is very very shallow, and I was having to fight the tiller all the way, until we got to Claydon top lock and back into deep water again. Sun came out, donkey jacket came off. 

Glamping by the canal in a tepee.

This is the bridge 'ole we got wedged in with a hire boat back in 2008, don't ask, it's a long story.

Jo cooking bacon for our bacon rolls for lunch.

1st of many lift bridges, this one is left open, as are many of the others.

Claydon top lock, and end of the very shallow summit pound.

Jo can still do her party trick!

Approaching Cropredy lock.

The final lock of the day, Hardwick lock.

Now moored near footbridge No.163 on the outskirts of Banbury.

Moored up at 4:45pm, 8½ hours 12 locks later, when 'Dusty' Mark Boardman came along on the day boat, was great to see him, brief chat and he was on his way.



Ian and Irene Jameison said...

Hi Keith, we may well see you on the route. We are coming off the Thames this morning and heading toward Banbury.

Keith Lodge said...

Funny that, we saw you today. :)