Summer Cruise – Day 3

Cropredy Lock

Having spent a quite night in Banbury we set off on familiar territory up through Cropredy  and Claydon Locks, now free of time restrictions, to Fenny Compton.

The hedgerows were full of elderflower and dog rose blossom, water irises decorated the edges of the canal and the baby ducklings were as cute as ever.

We arrived at Fenny around 3pm to find there were no spaces at the visitor moorings, so we stopped at the water point and I despatched the crew to see if there were spaces the other side of the bridge. While they were gone a couple of boats moved off, obviously having enjoyed Sunday Roast at The Wharf Inn, so I backed up sharpish, much to the puzzlement of the returning crew.

Catty was delighted to be back on home ground obviously remembering it from our winter mooring. Allison kindly treated us to dinner at the pub where we sampled their Kashmiri Lamb and Chicken and Bacon Salad.


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