Saturday, 3 May 2008

Day at Cropredy

With a free day we decided that exercise was in order so we walked along the towpath back to the locks at Claydon and into the village of Claydon. There is a very interesting Bygone Era Museum there which also has a coffee shop. Coffee and Toasted tea-cake (naughty but nice!) were called for after the long (about 2 1/2 mile) walk. After the museum we visited the small church parts of which date back to 1100. The tower is unusual in that it is a saddleback tower. The Bygones Museum was first opened in 1972 t0 help raise money for the restoration of this tower.

We walked back along the road and treated ourselves to a very welcome drink at the Brasenose Arms before returning to Petroc for lunch.

Emma arrived late afternoon (together with Parga) and took me to do a big shop at Tesco's in Banbury. Fridge is now full again. For supper we tried the take-away from the red Lion pub which was very acceptable. Parga seems quite happy on the boat but he does take up a lot of room.

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