Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Cropredy to Banbury

We have enjoyed our few days in Cropredy very much it is such a beautiful village with so much interest.
It was good chatting with Graham and Jane while visiting each others boats for tea. GC even graced us with his presence yesterday and strolled around investigating all the nooks and crannies in our boat. We learnt from Graham that a fellow permanent moorer had been filling his water tank at the nearby service point while chatting to someone. After a few hours he looked to see if his tank was full and found that the water had leaked into the boat and under the floor, oooh expensive! It is now away to have it's floor and ballast taken out to inspect the damage and put it right. So do take care when filling your water-tank as some taps can be slow and some, quite fast.

If I had to choose a little cottage to live in here I think it would be this delightful little place. It is opposite The Old bakery which interestingly has it's name written on an old wooden oven paddle fixed above the doorway.

This colourful sign portraying the Battle of Cropredy and other features of the village was erected to commemorate the millennium.

After this post had gone up we had a visit from Owen a fellow boater and member of Canal World Discussion Forum, it was good to meet you Owen, we shall meet again.


MortimerBones said...

oooh banbury! You are getting nearer... [smiles]

Del and Al said...

Hi both
We spent 2 weeks at Cropredy last year at the fairport convention music festival and had a fab time. Cropredy is one of our favorite villages, it's lovely. Very friendly and loads of history. (not to mention the pubs lol) Happy travels x