We stayed a couple of nights at Ladder bridge, from here we can look back across the fields to Napton,where we started our 4 hours cruise
Today is Saturday and we are on our way at 8am. At Fenny Compton two boats are on the water point so we don't stop. The visitor moorings are completely empty bar one hire boat, I have never seen it that empty before.
At the Claydon flight we are helped by a volockie at one of the locks, he is chalking on a whiteboard the number of boats he helps through today, we are number 8, his record for his shift is 53.
Talked to a guy at Cropredy bridge who was going to look for musket shot where the battle took place. 376 years later and no metal detector, I wonder how he got on.
We were on Cropredy service point by 07:00 the next morning and arrived in Banbury by 10:30. Sue needed to go to Hobbycraft while I needed to pick up parcels from Argos in Sainsbury's and the post office the latter hadn't arrived so I will need to get a bus back to Banbury later in the week.
|Banbury's new waterfront under construction|
|The river Cherwell crosses the canal from under the bridge arches on the right.|
|Aynho Weir Bridge.|
We stopped at Aynho wharf for fuel and ice creams before reaching our mooring spot at Chisnell Lift Bridge a mile further south.
|View from our mooring.|