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70 now and our five wonderful years aboard our narrowboat Skyy seem along time ago. Jacquie, allowed me to build my replica three wheeler kit car, which was a great success. Now it's time to start on a bigger project and that is to make a good Triumph Stag even better, here goes.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009



It was our intention to stay in Banbury for a few days, so that is what we did. We moved SKYY right up into the town centre and whilst I washed and polished the boat very slowly, because of the interesting chats with other boatee people, Jacquie was able to wander around the shops without me whinging. The leisure centre is just of the towpath and Jacquie took advantage of its proximity and had a swim. Unfortunately Cherwell Council hasn’t taken up the ‘free swimming for over sixties’ and Jacquie had to pay over £3 for her swim, scandalous!!

It was wonderful to be able to sit out on the stern with coffee and lunches and watch the world go past. The Canal is a real positive asset to Banbury, used by so many people as an interesting place to eat their lunch or mums to sit or stroll with their babies. Lets hope that Swindon does go ahead with its daring plan to bring the canal back into the town.

What was interesting was that a comment had been left by Eeyore of SONFLOWER on my Blog, regarding his leaking hatch and that it was being repaired at Tooley’s in Banbury, when what did we moor up right behind, but a very shiny SONFLOWER, indeed with a Tooley’s engineer working on it, but no sign of Eeyore or maybe Peter? Maybe we will meet up tomorrow before we head off.

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