Thursday, 8 May 2014


Thanks to Sue, Kevin, Andy and Andrew for their comments about the DIS markers. It looks like they were used to try and reduce "canal rage" between old working boats who couldn't decide who had right of way at the locks. If you look at Sue's blog post HERE it explains it in more detail.

Last night we visited Banbury Folk Club who meet every Wednesday night at the Banbury Cross pub in Butcher's Row.

It was a good night but nothing like previous folk nights we've been to. The music was much more modern and I can't decide whether I prefer that style or the more traditional folk music.

We'd originally only intended staying in Banbury for 2 nights but when we got back from shopping on Tuesday afternoon this poster had been hung on the bridge railings behind our mooring.

Well it would be rude not to pay a visit don't you think? Especially as we're CAMRA members and entry is free.

It's been a pretty dismal day today and we got soaked this morning taking Chico to one of the local vets for his annual vaccinations.  While we were out we passed Banbury Cross

and the statue of The Fine Lady of the nursery rhyme fame

Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross
To see a fine lady upon a white horse
With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes
She shall have music wherever she goes

The statue was unveiled by Princess Anne in 2005 and is quite lovely.

It's a bronze statue and is incredibly detailed

Our 48 hours on the main moorings were up this afternoon so we moved down through Banbury Lock and have moored on the 14 day moorings outside the station. It's actually closer to the beer festival and Morrisons but the 3 mobile internet connection is extremely poor here so I don't think we'll be staying very long.

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