Day75 back in Marina and now home

Saturday, 3 July 2010

We rushed back up the Oxford canal and on our last day we did 14 miles and 14 locks in 9 hours cruising in glorious hot sunshine. The only delay was following a boat down the Napton flight that was towing a hulk that will require major rebuilding. All because we had been invited to a lunch party and to watch the England match therefore we needed to be home Saturday evening. The lunch was the best football wake we have ever been to.

Our final totals for the trip which ended on Friday 25 June are;-
380 miles, 289 locks, 54 swing/lift bridges, 16 cappuccinos and 6 events. A great trip made even better by the weather and the fact that we only cruised in the rain twice!

Coming round Napton on the Hill we saw this lovely foal with mum.

As I ascended Cropredy lock the Song Thrush serenaded me from the wall next to the lock.

Whilst I watched the boat being lifted out Anne was making sure BB didn't get away.

Again whilst waiting for the boat lift- a picture of the Old Toll House next to Cropredy Wharf.

My picture of BW removing an untaxed boat at Cropredy.

I have passed this boat on several occasions and at last managed to get a photo. There cannot be many boats on the system with their own lawn.