Monday, February 28, 2011

Oh look - we are back in Banbury, surprise, surprise!

Arriving in wet Banbury, a kind boater asked us if we knew of "The Emergency Stoppage"! Yes, we do and have known about it for while (although it is a rescheduled planned stoppage) but .....

Leaving Cropredy past the narrowboats on permit moorings
I am getting a bit fed up with our ups and downs on the South Oxford and now we are prevented from going further south because Grant's lock is closed for work until the 11th March!

New gates for Grant's Lock
New gates and repairs to the stop plank slots we understand. Still, we do have plans to keep us amused whilst "stuck" in Banbury!

It rained for most of our cruise this morning - but at Little Bourton Lock I was once again reminded that Spring is just around the corner.

Forsythia - my mother used to bring a couple of branches indoors as it started to bud and she would revel in the display when the flowers came out - the feeling must have rubbed off! Now I just need some sunshine to make me feel as if warmer and longer days are on the way.

Cropredy to Banbury
2 hours 57 minutes, 4.29 miles, 3 locks

1 comment:

  1. Yes you are right, but it is the stop plank slots that are causing the problem. Had they not been damaged the gates would have been in a week or two ago.


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