It’s always nice to get going again when we have been standing still. I think we have had every season today – sun, wind, rain and hailstones!
Through Kings Lock which was operated by large wheels rather than being electric. We then took a sharp right into Duke’s Cut where we joined the Oxford Canal. Back in narrow land – the locks are singles here. Nice to be back on the canal, although you forget how it feels to not be able to turn around if you want to! And we are back to using the windlass and leg power to open the gates.
We chugged past Kidlington heading for the facilities at Thrupp – we need to fill the water tank and empty the other tanks! It’s lovely at Thrupp so we have decided to stay here. The only problem was we had to go through a swing bridge to use the facilities but the moorings were before the bridge so we had to test Steve’s reversing skills and I’m pleased to say he did a grand job!
Happy days – living the dream.
|So cute - you only have to baa at the lambs to get their attention!|
|Rolling English countryside.|
|Working the Wheel|
|Luckily we took the chimney off before we got to this bridge - we don't want to squash our new one!|
|Where's the farmer - this flock looks pretty sad.|
|Lovely to be in the little locks again.|
|Same field - beyond sad.|
|It's busy along here - let's hope we can find a space.|
|Reversing back under the swing bridge in the pouring rain!|
|You're doing a grand job Steve only another 200 yards!|
|Moored up for a night or two and the sun has come out - I'm off for a walk to explore the surrounding area.|