Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Time to Chill, in the middle of nowhere!

We were up early and wanted to get on the water point.. We had stayed put for 5 days and had visits from Tanya and Steve, and Al went down to London to see Hannah and a musical. All that time we only had to run the engine for an hour and a half due to the fact Tanya needed hot water and our batteries were at 60% due to not much solar yesterday, so we gave them a boost.. We are still amazed!
The water point was empty, but it was a slow tap, so it was kettle on and breakfast which was hot cross buns..
After an hour we set off again through Shipton on Cherwell.
We soon got to Shipton Weir lock with its diamond shape and was soon on the river Cherwell.
At Bakers lock we were on the flightpath to Oxford London Airport and had the telescopes in the background..

We passed through Gibraltar and on to Pigeons Lock.
 The canal then goes into a river like mode as you pass through reeds and undergrowth, and this little fella stayed with us for about three miles.
After passing through Lower Heyford we did the electric Mills lift bridge..

At Heyford common lock we took a breather as its tight to get in this lock.
Al had done a lovely lunch.
 It was then the 12 feet Somerton Deep which is another very tight lock going in and very deep once you're in..

It is a pretty lock though..
We carried on for another mile and moored up on one of our favourite moorings in the middle of nowhere.. Lovely! That will do for a few days!
 Al had done some washing and hung it all out to dry on the line.. Del did some updates on the BMS system just to keep things tickerty boo.

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