Thursday, 28 July 2011

Sunshine, sunshine

Decided to have an early start from Banbury this morning, lovely morning, very sad to leave the sounds of the factory which we were moored alongside, but hey ho!  Trying to beat the Cropredy bottleneck we arrived mid-morning and surprising moored at the services with no queue.  Cropredy is already filling up for the festival, the moorings are very scarce.  For once the increase in traffic was to our advantage, the majority of the nine locks we negotiated today were either in our favour, or a boat was coming down as we arrived.  This made for an easy transit, the weather was extremely hot and by early afternoon we were approaching Fenny Compton, previous experience did not lead us to expect any free moorings, however we rounded the bend, saw one and immediately slotted in.  Shortly before mooring we saw the air ambulance circling the area, it transpired that a lady on a neighbouring boat had been taken ill.  As the helicopter landed adjacent to the nearby marina, Ali went back down the cut to show them where they needed to be, as the location of the casualty did not appear clear to them .  Hopefully the lady will be ok.  The narrowboat was moved closer to the marina so the ambulance could be easily accessed.

Plans are for a slow mosey towards Napton tomorrow.

River Cherwell Flood Defences & Marina Development

Small Bridge - Big Lorry! 
(and we went under it)

Our Mooring tonight

10 miles 9 locks today

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