Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Escape from Braunston

We had an early start this morning, left our moorings just before 7am in beautiful sunshine, still a little chill in the air though.  We had a lovely cruise along the Oxford through some beautiful  countryside, lots of medieval ridge and furrow fields, skirting around Barby Hill.  We passed the new Barby Marina which looks like it still has a way to go before opening.  Hillmorton Locks were quiet at the top but busy at the bottom, so we didn't stop for water, we carried on into Rugby, stopped for water and moored and did a Tesco shop.  We then continued to Newbold on Avon to moor before the rain came (and it did!)

Early morning

Ridge and furrow fields 

High bridges along this stretch

Barby Hill

Looks tranquil, but the bridge is the M45 

Hillmorton Locks

Longhorn cattle
 the calf was tiny and very wobbly to be so close to the canal  

10 miles, 3 locks

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ali and John. Glad you are back aboard and cruising again! Hope to meet up again soon, we are now on the Llangollen, very quiet. Pleased to see you are blogging again. Best Wishes D&J x


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