Saturday, July 30, 2016

In Banbury

So we got to Banbury went for a walk round the park with Molly and set about altering things inside and outside the boat.  There will always be something to do to make things easy on a boat!
 Next to the park
Stick on registration numbers make the boat 'legal'. C&RT insisted because like cars they will soon not send out the disk to stick in the window.

Ann later spotted 'Rock n Roll' here at Banbury.

Got Instagram on the ipad.  Cannot quite get my head round how to publish a picture!  Will have to ask my grandson!  It is another way to keep in touch with family.  Facebook is the other!

When our TV fails to display a picture we can now watch the TV on that ipad using our 4GEE dongle.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Back to the boat for a trip out

We got away from home down south and headed north on the A34.  It took a bit longer due a 15 minute stand still among the cars and lorries.  The time parked there seemed much longer due to not knowing the cause and not moving.  Eventually we passed, single file, the police and road repair site.  Another delay to our journey was caused when the road to Cropredy was closed off the M40!  'Tom Tom' recalculated the route and we eventually arrived later than usual.
Stopped at the "Bridge Store' for a few provisions.
Moore to Life was woken up on arrival at the marina.  We unpacked the car and put the kettle on for a refreshing cuppa.  We were too tired to consider moving out that day and resolved to get away the next day.

We moved out as planned and headed south.  Another problem was that Slat Mill lock was to be closed for inspection so we needed to get past that.  The moorings through Cropredy were already occupied by boats ready for the 'music festival' due in August!  It was almost single file due to the considerable over growth.  What ever happened to the 'Veg Pledge'?

Then we just had to stop because NB Derwent 6  was spotted ahead.  Del and Al came on board for a drink and chat.  Then it started to rain!  Must get going with wet gear on to pass that lock.  But first a quick snack!
The canal trust were already making preparations at the lock and  told us that no less than two paddles were to be repaired!  On at each end.  If another had failed then the navigation would have been closed!

Got all the way to Banbury as the rain cleared and we walked round Spiceball park.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Music in Hythe

Went down to the village to listen in the sunshine.
 New Forest  Meddlers Morris Dancers
And the Hythe Ukulele Group

Thursday, July 07, 2016

The Garden

It had grown up while we were away.  I have cut the grass and pulled a mountain of weeds out.  You can see it in the background!
My poor roses were hidden and needed a good trim.