|Braunston Church stands out for miles.|
|The two iron bridges at the triangular Braunston Turn mark the current junction between the Oxford and Grand Union Canals. They were constructed when the Oxford Canal was re-routed in 1834.|
Short hop to Braunston. We turned right at the junction to do loos and rubbish and shopping. Just managed to find one space after turning in the marina entrance.
Total distance:3.25 miles
Average speed:1.94 mph (1.94 lock/mph)
Total distance:1.01 miles
Average speed:1.84 mph (1.84 lock/mph)
An even shorter hop today all the way to the moorings just beyond bridge 81, there was plenty of space when we arrived but by the evening it was full with about a dozen boats. Lots of boat traffics passing in both directions now, such a change from a couple of weeks ago but maybe just because of where we are. Yesterday one managed to clunk us twice on his way past......when Geoff stuck his head out from the side hatch and enquired politely (sic) what he thought he was doing the bloke said he had to come close to avoid a boat going in the other direction. Geoff is obviously going blind as he failed to see another boat!!!
Drinks on Krystal this evening.........
|How nice to be in England, if only summer would stay for more than a day.......|
Average speed:2 mph