Monthly Archives: June 2016

Six go to Oxford on the first day of summer

Unfortunately the first day of summer didn’t live up to its billing – it tipped down! We’d managed moored in Oxford, met up with Ray and Diane from nb Ferndale and Sue & Andy from nb Festina Lente and we weren’t going to let … Continue reading

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A surprise jaunt to Oxford & a lovely afternoon tea

When we got back from our stroll around Kirtlington we got a text from Gordon’s nephew, Carey. He wanted to know if we fancied a trip into Oxford with him, his partner and Gordon’s sister Heather.  No brainer really. They … Continue reading

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An evening walk around Kirtlington

When we moored up on Friday evening the sun put in an appearance and we decided to amble up the hill to Kirtlington for a Happy Friday drink in The Oxford Arms. We popped in to say a quick hello … Continue reading

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Cropredy to Kirtlington in search of tea and cake

Fortunately the Fairport Cropredy Festival wasn’t going on as we moored up in Cropredy on Tuesday night – plenty of space available. I’d love to go to the festival one day but I reckon mooring would be a nightmare. We … Continue reading

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A damp journey up the Napton flight

When we left Braunston on Monday the weather was a little inclement. Damp and misty – definitely a day for waterproofs rather than sun hats! As we ascended the flight the weather got less misty but the rain didn’t ease … Continue reading

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A trip to Braunston and a chance reunion

On Friday we set out from Rugby to get to Braunston – one of the most central points on the canal network, where the Oxford and Grand Union Canals meet. I took the opportunity of walking to the Hillmorton locks, … Continue reading

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Out of Coventry and onto the North Oxford

On Tuesday, before we left Coventry, Bob and Diane invited us to their Tuesday family tea with Diane and her ‘boys’ Tom and Jake. Diane looks rather regal in this photograph. It was a lovely evening and the rain held … Continue reading

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