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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.

Thursday, 30 April 2009



More friends, Colin & Sue, would be joining us at the weekend and we felt that Thrupp was another ideal place to meet up. A very attractive location with a secure car park by the old BW yard and the conveniently placed Boat Inn, and as we were on a seven day mooring we decided we would stay put until Saturday morning.

Jacquie returned from London at midday on Wednesday having missed the most spectacular sunrise. I was surprised to see that the outside temperature was only just above zero and as I pushed the hatch back to get this picture it scraped ice off the runners.

The temperature rapidly rose in line with the sun and it was a beautiful day which we rounded off with a walk to the little Shipton church, that backs right up to the canal. The picturesque little River Cherwell runs right alongside the canal here, as it has for most of the way from Banbury, on its way to the Thames. In a couple of places the canal and river join up, which in time of heavy rain can cause severe problems for the unwary boater. The picture posted under ‘MARKET DAY’ where Jacquie is at the lock, shows where the river leaves the canal under the little arches just above Aynho Weir Lock.

Thursday was a showery day so we postponed our intended bus trip into Oxford as we would have plenty of other opportunities to explore the city centre, especially as the long range forecast, announced today, is for BBQ summer, Hooray!!! About time that global warming made a positive impact on the UK.


Julia said...

What a fabulous picture!

Tor said...

Wow! What an amazing picture... I thought Jaquie was the one with the eye? If you ever retire from the river, that's one to get printed and framed to remind you... hope all is well xx