Holiday Inn Express Banbury M40 Jct.11
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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Awoke this morning to sunshine and little breeze - all looked good for a trip to Caldey Island. The first boat left at 10.00 and we were going to be on it. Unfortunately the weather gods weren't kind to us and as we were having breakfast in the prime spot in the dining room we could see the rain coming in. And as we sat there it proceeded to rain heavily so we decided that the trip to Caldey would have to be an item on another trip. Packed up and hit ...
... with us, we were altogether, if they wanted to clean us out it's only iPads and clothes (and Paul's are wet anyway), so they're welcome to it. Didn't seem like that would happen, but weird!! Walked around the local 'hood' - kids not wanting to go far, they're knackered. It is so different travelling with the kids. Generally they're good, but limits your nights, no exploring the nightlife of Venice this trip, or gazing into Paul's eyes over a romantic dinner ...
... without pushing your way through them. So that was fun. Anyhow, we made it to the walk by the water in the meadow, and we saw all these crew boats, lining up to race. We then came across groups of poshly dressed individuals, waiting on blankets to watch the races, drinking PIMMS. There was a private boat docked, with a polka band playing. I was in the '20s all of the sudden. Julia and I decided to check it out, and there ...
... some beautiful porcelain and ceramics. Before donation to the National Trust the house was owned by the heir to the Shell company fortune who again was an avid collector.The theme of this house was immediately pre 2nd World War and the rooms looked just as if someone had left them a moment ago. In fact I felt like I was intruding!! There were two rooms devoted to Shell advertising over the past decades, my how things change! Also at this venue was a ...
... back to our mooring on Spiceball Park next to Sonflower. That all took an hour, and the reason for turning round was to get the exhaust facing the canal and not the towpath.
We had not booked in as we did not want any deadlines to keep, but we always had the event in mind. In the end the timing was perfect for us, and the Goodings on Shammah had dropped out, so we took their place.
We went to the boaters bash in the evening with ...