It is not until we pass under the M40 motorway bridge and through Hardwick lock that urban Banbury comes in to view Banbury is a market town that has embraced the canal and very smart it looks too with new shopping centre and attractive canalside walkways.
Here we spent a while in the historic Tooley's Boatyard which has been at this site since 1790.
Afterwards we did some shopping and Sue bought some maggots for her rod and I bought a couple of tyres and inner tubes for the treader.
I spent hour fitting the new rubber rings to the bike and I had a little ride before dinner. Can't get a signal for the TV where we have moored (large industrial bakery unit opplosite us) so we are going to miss the eurovision song contest.. hooray!
But the phone signal is excellent.