Thursday, 17 April 2014

Waters New

We left Braunston after lunch yesterday and cruised to Wigrams Turn Marina to visit old friends John & Joan who live on one of our boats "Tagine Queen". It's the sign of good friends when a 3 hour visit passes in an instant and we've promised to call in again on our way back for a longer visit and a trip to the pub.

When we left the marina we turned left onto the Oxford Canal and new waters as we haven't been this way before.


You certainly see some strange boats on our waterways.


It looks like the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend is working it's black magic on the weather which has taken a decided turn for the worst. It's been quite cold today and the shorts I unpacked the other day will be staying in the drawer for a while yet.

This is the windmill on the hill above Napton


and these are a couple of the Water Buffalo which are farmed here. They sell Water Buffalo ice-cream in the canal side shop beside Napton Bottom Lock.


We've seen lots of signs beside the canal protesting against the forthcoming HS2 railway.


We're now moored at Fenny Compton.  The canal has been extremely busy today and we've met lots of hire boats in bridge holes or on the tight bends.  The visitor moorings here are rammed too and we were lucky getting a spot just as another boat pulled out to go for an evening cruise.

1 comment:

K Ville said...

Water buffalo ice-cream?! Seems worth travelling to try.