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... her. The same happened at the next lock but hey, it's still a beautiful day and the scenery is amazing.
We arrive at the next lock to find a boat moored on the locking bollards even though there is ample space behind. This makes things difficult for the boat handler. It was still a beautiful day.
We had last filled our water tank over a week ago. On rivers, sanitary stations, where you can get rid of your rubbish, empty ...
... Hopefully, the weather may be calmer tomorrow and we can head off towards Birstall and Thurmaston.
1) The maypole is a surviving symbol of the celtic celebrations of Mayday on the first day of summer (beltane). The celtic calendar was divided equally into summer and winter. Beltane was celebrated with bonfires, cattle being driven out to pasture between two fires to purify and protect them. May 1st signals a time of plenty after the hard ...
... see the dragonfly at the centre of the maze. We made it!!! The buildings and surrounds so beautiful - the weather, well english I guess!!
Through Upper and Lower Slaughter and onto Stow-on-the-wold (known for the gypsy horse markets later in the year) for a cuppa before supper and cinema in Northhampton.
Rugged up this morning for a walk in the fields and onto lunch at the local pub.
Great time in the village with Rob and Gwen. ...
... town of Oxford, it is a very interesting if slightly intimidating place and I didn't feel half smart enough to be in some of the colleges. The School of Divinity's examination hall is full of history and the stone carving is spectacular. Christopher Wren's Sheldonian Theatre and James Gibbs' Camera building are triumph's of architecture and the chapel in Exeter College is all of William Morris's designs in one room. If you are ...
... are places around here we need a car to visit in the time we have available, like Leamington Spa and Warwick, and a few of the canal boating destinations we did not reach.
Then we head down to Torquay in the west country to stay with brother Bill and wife Polly for a few days, before heading overseas for the rest of our travels.
Living on a spacious liveaboard canal narrowboat for two weeks has given us an insight into a ...