We set off a bit earlier today 0920 as I wanted to moor in Banbury this afternoon. We picked bit of a bad time to leave as a hire boat was coming up in the lock behind us so we followed him to the next lock, of course on the way we met another boat, 5 minutes earlier we would have been a boat ahead and had the lock ready for us.
Every summer that we have passed through Somerton we have seen this lovely little tent erected in the garden, it looks in lovely condition so I always wonder how old it is.At Somerton Deep lock there was only the one boat ahead going up but three waiting to come down, so we were going the right way.
I shot a small piece of video at Aynho Lock showing the water gushing in with the top gate closed, I suspect it is coming up through the bed of the lock with the water pressure from the river.
Above Nell Bridge Lock there is a CRT work barge, you may say what is unusual about that, well just look at the mooring ropes. I wonder how long it will be before someone pinches them?
We carried on to Banbury stopping just through bridge Samuelson Bridge where we stopped for a visit to Morrison which is very close by, we then continued into the town mooring outside the workingman’s Club. When we came down down there were no moorings but today we arrived and there are loads.
11½ Miles 7 Locks in 6 hours