Thrupp has been a very congenial stop, the surroundings are pretty and well kept. They have a plethora of Dog Bins which is very helpful. Two pubs and a tea room, Sani station and a book swap...even a small shop withing a 10 min walk, and Kidlington a slightly longer walk. There are also buses into Oxford or Banbury, The only sad thing was that the Community Woodland has become very overgrown and one cannot venture too far without long trousers because of nettles. Very sad as there are some lovely walks.
We knew there was a water point not far beyond Thrupp. It is in rather an awkward place on a bend just after a long bridge. It is almost impossible to moor conveniently and not obstruct the canal. We just hoped no one else was moving yet.
The bigger problem was that the tap had a strange thread on it. Despite Geoff rifling through his many variations of connector he couldn't find one that would fit. Still we had to have water so he had to stand there holding it on and getting well sprayed...
|Needless to say we just took on a minimum amount or we would have been there all day!|
We have paid for our Gold licence so River Thames here we come
Total distance:1.18 miles
Average speed:1.00 mph (1.00 lock/mph)