Sunday, July 22, 2007

Boats Versus Trains

It is good to see that Britain's canals are still running!

This was the scene at Banbury station yesterday. I know it is near the canal, it is no wonder that the Oxford canal is closed. The list this morning of closed canals is unprecedented for this time of year I am sure. The Grand Union, Worcs & Birmingham, Staffs & Worcs, Stratford & Avon are all affected. As are the Thames and Severn rivers. More details are on Narrowboatworld, Breaking news. So far the Kennet and Avon canal seems OK.


  1. Hi you two, hope you are ok, we are at Osney lock waiting for the river to peak. K & A is closed from Burgfield lock to Reading, did you miss that?
    Take care Dot and Derek

  2. I had to wade to get from my boat to work this morning. There's no guarantee that I'll be able to get back to it! The waters here are still rising.


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