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Travel Blogs from Banbury
Leaving Dover at 9am, we struggled through the English traffic to Milton Keynes, and Bletchley Park.
A lot of work has gone into making this a worthwhile place to visit, and on the whole it works. The kids found the multimedia guides interesting, and there were enough interactive exhibits (even if some of them didn't entirely work) to keep them interested.
Lunch, and off home!
All the animals seem well, phew.
Monday - Banbury
miles - 3
locks - 3
Fabulous day for cruising though it was a bit too hot inside later in the afternoon. Water level has been a bit low in places and there are lots of boats out and about. There was a little queue at the locks but by the time we got to the third it had cleared. Stopped near to bridge 162 in order to shop at supermarket and discovered a large retail park too so took ...
... So instead of "Welcome to Oriel College" this particular document read "Welcome to riel College." Lovely. I almost smacked my head on the counter. But then I had an epiphany! "Quick!" I said, "Do you have any clear tape? I can do amazing things with tape." Both the copy guy and Kate, the PA who was helping me, found this quite funny, but then they watched with amazement as I carefully laid the ripped piece back over the original and expertly taped ...
... And, because we were tired of sightseeing and chilled to the bone, we spent the last few hours of our day in Oxford warming up in the Turf Tavern. Unfortunately for us, inspiration and smarts were not items on the menu, surprising as that may be since this teeny little tavern has been the regular hangout of many of Oxfords alumni.
Dusting off the books,
Leann and ...
... If this is really needed, why is the route not alongside the already noisy M1? Apart from the high cost of building it, what price can be put on the loss of peaceful areas of countryside? The local villages will not benefit at all as you can only get on or off at major cities like Birmingham or Glasgow. Sign the petition at stop-hs2.co.uk. We saw a flock of yellowhammers just after this. Will they stay around near a high speed railway?