Monday, 5 October 2020

Another (very short) cruising season over

 After a somewhat soggy sojourn in Banbury we have made it back to base.

The sorry sight of Banbury centre at the moment
It used to be a lovely place to moor but sadly it is now a noisy building site.   However we mananged to find space around the corner after Tom Tolt bridge.   There we stayed hunkered down for three nights of heavy rain.   The one bright spark of the stay was an outing for supper to a local hostelry with Bones, Maffi and Susan.

Sunday saw a lessening of the rain so after coffee we decided to make a run for Cropredy.  We have never seen the locks with so much water

Walking across the top gates to work the paddles
 both sides was quite an adventure!
The tow paths were awash and in some places almost non existent.

However the rain held off and we had a easonable run back to Cropredy.   

Now all that remains is to pack everything up and abandon poor Petroc until the spring.   We are hoping it wont be such a long time away as this year.


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