Friday, 12 September 2014

South Oxford Canal

Hi There

Well after a busy month for us in August, we've managed to slip back into our normal and preferred routine and have cruised for 8 hours and clocked up 10 miles in 11 days, lovely. . . . . .

Finding those nice peaceful places with a nice outlook. This one is about twenty minutes south of Cropredy.

 Where the boys can have a snooze and watch the world go by,

Only being disturbed by the odd passing cow, until . . . .

They get splashed by some passing canoes,

 And it suddenly gets busy.

When our friends Steve and Angela came over, we played a game called Sequence with them that we quite enjoyed so we managed to pick one up in Banbury. The game is like Connect where you need to make a sequence of your coloured counters, but you can only place your counters on the board from the playing cards you hold in your hand. We first played it as a team game with three teams of two, but it's just as good with just the two of us. Something else for the long evenings in the winter that are coming our way.

On the move to our next mooring and weren't willow trees overhanging canals just made for a summers day, well September actually and long may it last.

Moored up here between two lift bridges just down from Banbury.

Plenty of open fields for The Boys last walk of the day, we call it a Wizz Bang for some reason, but don't know why though, with the plan being to tire them out for the night.

Well, it worked on Binks.

It doesn't really look like it in the photo, but the moon looked larger than usual,

And was picking up some of the colours of the sun set behind us.

Thought at first that this was a micro-light, but. . . .

Turned out to be a guy with a parachute, or are they called para-gliders? with a propeller strapped to his back. He used to go east in the morning and west in the evening. I wonder if he was commuting to work, well I can think of a lot worse ways to travel.

On the move again and passing Twyfords Wharf and stop about twenty minutes further on.

King Suttons church in the background and where once again . . . . .

The Boys can have a snooze or watch the world go by, whilst looking after mum whose . . . .

Reading the first of the Hunger Games Trilogy.

She's currently into trilogy's having speed through the Fifty Shades of Grey set in record time and leaves me worrying about what's in her mind when the lights go out at night. I won't say watch this space though, as some things are probably best left out of blogs. . . . .

And so in signing off,

Day 616 in the Badger Sett Narrowboat - 1280 miles and 538 locks further on from when we started.

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