Monday, August 20, 2018

Cropredy Chilling

After last night we had a bit of a lay in. We sorted out our rubbish and then set off. The thing we noticed was how overgrown everything was.. It normally is tricky through this section, but even with all the traffic that has been through here with the Cropredy Festival it was still tight.

We love this canal with its lift bridges and lovely scenery.
We got to Claydon lock flight of five locks in an hour, and with David's help caught up with another boat in front of us.

We then did the three locks after Claydon. First Elkington Lock.
Then Varney's Lock and then Broadmoor Lock.
We had the pick of the moorings at the top of the lock at Cropredy.
We had some lunch and chilled in the afternoon (with the cat), but with a couple of pubs nearby it was difficult to stay in..
We decided it would be best (and cheaper) to eat in. So Al made a lovely lasagne to line our stomachs before we headed out towards the pubs.
We were surprised to see the Red Lion Pub closed again and were told the new owners were taking over in September. So it was a walk to the Brasenose pub just round the corner, which had had a face lift and was taking all the custom..
We only went out for a couple and ended up staying till 11.00pm.
It was a nice walk back to Derwent6 where Tooty (the cat) was waiting to come in.

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