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Wednesday 27th February 2008

Location: Adderbury, Oxfordshire, Oxford Canal

Today: 3 miles, 2 locks. Total distance: 1159 miles.  Total locks: 741

After two days of the hustle and bustle of Banbury, we pulled the pins around 08:30 and headed out into the countryside for a bit of peace and quiet.

While in Banbury, the dogs were being disturbed at all hours of the night due to people passing by outside the boat. It’s amazing how many people are out and about in the middle of the night.

Moored up near Adderbury in a lovely quiet spot. We stopped here last September on our way to the Thames and it was a pleasure.

Still heading for the Thames on route to the Kennet and Avon. The last of the stoppages on the Thames is still scheduled to be finished on the 14th March, fingers crossed that it doesn’t run over.

The weather has been lovely this past two days, almost like spring.

Thursday 28th

Another beautiful day today. The sun was shining and there was some real warmth to it.

We walked the 5 miles round trip back to Morrison’s in Banbury to pick up the papers and a few bits and pieces. It was a very pleasant walk along the tow path and the dogs really loved it as they could be let off the leads in a few deserted parts along the way.

Friday 29th

There is a definite change in the weather today and rain is forecast for later.

We walked the dogs across the fields to Adderbury to pick up the papers. Another pleasant walk apart from the very noisy section along the side of the M40.

When we got back from the walk we decided we should cut up all of the wood that we have collected before the rain comes on. The log pile on the roof was down to next to nothing but is now well topped up again (photo below). It’s amazing how quickly we can get through the wood. Once again, the chainsaw made light work of the task, we wouldn’t be without one now.

Current mooring

Nice pile of logs again


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