Thursday, 4 March 2010

Oxford and Alnwick

IMG_0032 Oxford Maill Kiosk

You don’t see many of these little kiosks around now so I took this one for you. It was in use for selling the Oxford Mail on the corner of St Ebbes Street .                    Beam me up Scottie!.


Today has been the most beautiful sunny spring day, just ideal for cruising up the canal. We walked along the towpath accompanying our friends Graham and Jane on their nb Alnwick to help out by lifting the bridge and operating Shipton Weir Lock for them.  It was brilliant to walk alongside listening to their Kelvin K3 engine as it throbbed slowly along. Once through the lock and onto the River Cherwell, Graham opened up Alnwick’s throttle and it took off upstream sounding rather like a steam train! It has been great to see them again and to find out that Jane and I spent our childhood living quite near to each other but not meeting up until now. Later on Boots called in for tea and brought his mistress with him. It’s good to see that he is training her at last! He likes righting his own blog, reading, music, running fast, snoozing and biscuits, apparently.

1 comment:

oyinbo said...

We went on a cruise in 2005 on nb Alnwick. The picture looks like the one we were on when it was a hotel boat run by two nice guys. A most enjoyable week. Wishing you a lot of fun on your boat.