Impressions of the South Oxford Canal

This is the second year in a row that we’ve spent some time on the South Oxford Canal and it’s not going to be the last. It really is an incredibly beautiful canal, even when it’s busy. These are images of a few of the things that have made it special for us this year.


A cat sleeping on the roof of a boat in Oxford


The house at Somerton Deep Lock with the fake painted gable window


Visible remains of medieval ridge and furrow ploughing in so many fields


The bizarre telegraph pole ‘tree’


The Claydon flight of locks


Open lift bridges that don’t need any work


The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton – the pub where you can get drunk  while doing your washing and shopping


Water buffalo and panoramic views beside the Napton flight of locks


The approach to Braunston

Lastly and probably most importantly….

Sue and Andy at Cropredy

The companionship of some really good mates

We’re now on the North Oxford Canal at Braunston, heading for Coventry for my cousin Diane’s 50th wedding anniversary party. Yesterday we were joined there by Anne and John from nb Fenland Fox. We met them last year when we were on the Great Ouse and they made a 120 mile round trip to visit us. Along with Sue and Andy we went to the Old Plough for a lovely Sunday lunch. It was great to see them – one of those brief connections I mentioned yesterday that has turned into a full blown friendship.


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2 Responses to Impressions of the South Oxford Canal

  1. Wintons Folly says:

    Hi you Two so sorry I missed you all on Sunday busy doing my Nanny bit. Glad to hear you are all well. Off up the Ashby next after going down to London to see all the Poppies coming out of The London Tower for our Wedding anniversary 44 years I need a medal!
    Take care both of you sure will catch up somewhere somewhen!
    Love C & B nb Wintons Folly

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