Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Napton to Thrupp

Napton windmill
we Napton on Thursday on what was not a nice day and we moored up at Knotts bridge after 8 mile and 9 locks
up the Napton locks in one of the field were some Buffalo's
 saw this old Audi car

when we had moored up the sunshine came out
on the other side of the canal there was this bird which just kept singing
Friday we set off heading for Cropredy  after 8.5 miles 8 locks we moored up we stayed here Saturday as well
 old cottages in Cropredy

 a fox on the Thatch roof

 window in St Mary The Virgin church
Sunday we move on and through Banbury which was very busy lots of boats moored up
after 7 mile and 7 locks we moored up at Twyford Wharf

 Twyford Wharf Narrow boats

Monday we set off about 8am 
 along the oxford canal there a quite a few sucking herds

 old moggie van

 not sure what make of car this is
 Canada goose with gosling


 we went pass this boat but was not quick enough with camera but there was a scaled down garden on the roof of this boat should have been at Chelsea   flower show

 queueing up at bar for a drink
 this is one of two locks on the oxford canal which are wide  anyone tell me why ? this is Aynho weir lock and the other one is Shipton weir lock
is it something to do with the River Cherwell ?

 Tina and Jackie the lock girls

 under this stone is a Bird nest

 wagtail with mouth full of bugs waiting to go into her nest

 Reckless again
after 10mile and 5 locks we moored up at Heyford Wharf

Tuesdays again we set of about 8am and we head for Thrupp

 Satellite Earth station think they have no trouble getting sky

 Muddy waters and Jolly hire boat

 moored up at Thrupp
 love this
 once we had moored up someone shouted hello and it was Maffi and molly an other blogger
we stayed at Thrupp today  we sorted out a shopping list and got sainsbury home delivery
then there was a knock on side of boat and another blogger Friend had come to say hello  it was Mortimer bones very nice to meet you and hope we catch up again soon


  1. In case you haven't found the answer from anyone else the reason Aynho Weir Lock is the way it is is to build in extra capacity because the next lock downstream is Somerton Deep so you take more water 'with you' to fill that lock and avoid draining the pound between the two. Hope that makes sense.

  2. I have the answer if you stop by the Tearoom for a chat tomorrow.

  3. Think the car is a Kit Car, probably a NG TC based on MGB running gear, box frame chassis and GRP body, I had a similar NG TF.


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