Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Nearly back to Newbury

well the last 6 months have flow pass , but we have a good time and seen lots of new places and lots of  interesting place , and met lots of new and old friends on the way  hello again from us

well since last post from the Ashby we have travel down the Coventry canal onto the north oxford and then onto the south oxford canal and then onto the River Thames we done 112mile and 52 locks
and we got 26 miles to go and 22 locks so anyone local that got a spare day like to do some lock wheeling let us know 
below are some photos of the last couple of weeks
 some funny photos from Charity wharf  

 this Bridge on the oxford canal was re build by Waterway recovery Group

 this is a old shepherds caravan as seen on BBC country file

 and another one

 bird of prey

 now this cow was walking up and down the railway and the trains had to slow up 

 going very slow I wonder how late it made everyone

 then the  men in hiviz came and got the cow back into a field

 saw these ducks not sure what they are called

 very nice Church spire

 Canadian Geese on there way to Egypt   did you know they never go to Canada

 nice old house

 Wallingford Church

 helicopter flying low over us  

 Art deco house  

 wide beam Still Rockin'  they use to have a narrow boat called Rock and Roll  http://wbstillrockin.blogspot.co.uk/

we moored up at Pangbourne meadows  we moor there in April and took some photos of them doing the Whitchurch Toll Bridge 
well Yesterday they opened it  only cost £5.6 million including VAT and this is a over spend £1.2milllion including VAT  not bad I am not sure when it was to be opened but I no it late
 this was taken in April

the new road

 the Iron work looks like the old bridge

 toll House

 only one day left to go over the bridge free


Saturday, 13 September 2014

ashby canal

we been past the junction to the Ashby canal  or to give it its right name Ashby de la zouch canal quite a few times so this time we deicide to take a trip up at the moment it is 22 miles long and they have another 8 miles of the canal to restore which they are working on at the moment

 Triumph motorbike factory

 this is the smallest pylon I even seen

 Stoke Golding this is the birth place of Tudor Britain

 stoke golding church dates from the 13c

 old working boat

 steam train on the Battlefield line


 work boat bow

 this is a new part of the Ashby canal just ready to be filled up with water  it is 450 meters long

 old pumping house


 yes this is a Terrapin

 not very common on the canals

 this is the place where Richard 3 and Henry the 8  had a battle and Richard 3 died and Henry the 7 (thanks cliff and Joan)
 became king

 filling the new  section of the Ashby canal



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