FRIDAY 20TH JUNE 2008
Another swim for Jacquie before we left Banbury in search of a suitable meeting point for my Sister on Saturday and Kim & John on Sunday. Ayhno wharf provided just what was needed. The boatyard said that it would be OK to park in the yard at £2 per day or £10 for the week which seemed very reasonable.
I also purchased from the shop, little bright orange plastic socks, to slip over the top of my mooring pins, so that towpath walkers do not trip over them. I am so considerate!!, but so much smarter than an old supermarket plastic bag which is commonly used.
In the evening we walked about a mile into the village of Ayhno. A self contained little village, with the main road called Roundtown, because that is exactly what it did, leaving the tiny centre virtually pedestrianised, the only disappointment was that the local hostelry was closed for refurbishment.
Ayhno Park is a large house built in a formal classical style, open to the public, nothing unusual there except the church along side the house was give a classical makeover to match the house. A traditional bell tower and then what looks just like the front of a stately house, bizarre.