Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sight seeing in Coventry

Our journey along the North Oxford Canal to Coventry wasn’t entirely uneventful. Just before Hillmorton Locks the alternator for the leisure battery bank decided to pack up completely. Luckily we have a separate alternator for the starter bank so we … Continue reading

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Sent to Coventry

I found out recently that the phrase ‘sent to Coventry’ originates from the time of the civil war when The Collegiate and Parish Church of St John the Baptist was used as a prison to house Royalist soldiers captured at … Continue reading

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Tea with Jane

The reason we embarked on our there and back again journey along the South Oxford Canal was to enable me to visit a friend from Cornwall whom I haven’t seen for the best part of thirty years. ¬†Jane lives on … Continue reading

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Summer’s final fling

Last Sunday, when we left Braunston, the weather was absolutely gorgeous. The last gasp of the Indian summer I guess. Still, we’ve had a great run of it this year and I actually enjoy the nights drawing in and the … Continue reading

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Barter in Braunston

We’ve had a very sociable trip along the Grand Union this week, sharing locks with some great characters. ¬†First there was Ian, a cheerful chap who wears his bowler hat partly as a sartorial statement but mostly because it’s completely … Continue reading

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We’re finally back on the cut!

We had lovely sunny autumn weather for our trip up the last section of the River Nene to its junction with the Grand Union Canal at Northampton. Although we’ve really enjoyed our summer on the East Anglian Waterways it’s really … Continue reading

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