Thursday, 28 July 2016

Cropredy

Today we have continued north along the Cherwell valley, stopping off in Banbury, the only town on this canal. I popped into B&Q to get a few bits for the decorating locker. 

Leaving Banbury we lifted FL up 7'6" using Hardwick lock, then the heavens opened and it bucketed down, a brief respite while we negotiated the M40 bridge, Sue disappeared inside to make lunch while I kept dry under the umbrella to Burton lock. 

Cropredy was rammed full of boats, we weren't expecting to stop but a FL sized boat moved of the visitor moorings as we approached, in the gap we went, that will do.



Blue skies as we untie from the bank

Grants Lock & Bridge
Outskirts of Banbury.



Entering Banbury town.


Tipping it down
The Red Lion has changed hands since the last time I was here, now has a good atmosphere the food we saw being served looked ok and the Bombardier well presented.

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