Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Early Autumn on the South Oxford Canal

More than 10 months since we returned to Blisworth from our 2012 canal travels, we actually managed to get out on the boat for more than just a short chug to get the bottom blacked!

We drove up to the marina on 21st September and, after Adam had joined us the next day, we had just enough time to get to Weedon and moor up before darkness closed in.  Red sky at night - perhaps we would have fine weather?

Climbing Napton locks - can you see the windmill on the hill?

Of course Lottie came with Adam and was soon very much at home on the boat.  Lots of long towpath walks!

We only went as far as Cropredy, moored there for the night, ate at the Red Lion again, then turned around and started back up the locks.  Here at Claydon Lock No 20, Dave on the paddle, Adam on the gate and Lottie supervising!

Back down Napton locks again the next day. This looks like the same lock, and the sun was still shining!

A lovely week, great weather, a good time was had by all.

Hard to believe that we have only cruised for one week this year!