Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Hawksbury Junction.


IMG_3288 Britania Foundry Derby 1837It was very busy here over the bank holiday weekend, with boats coming from all directions. There is a shallow lock here, which marks the junction of the Oxford and Coventry Canals. In the past the area opposite was known as Suttons Stop by the old working boat people.

IMG_3293 We treated ourselves to a lovely Sunday roast lunch with pudding to follow, at the Greyhound Inn. At last everyone is taking advantage of the sunshine and turning a healthy bronze colour. Himself has donned the shorts, but the cool breeze makes it too cold for me to wear mine, just yet!

IMG_3291As it was a bank holiday weekend and the wether was hot  the pub was kept really busy for three days solid. Early the following morning the trolleys were dug out and we walked the three mile round trip down to Tesco in Longford to fill up our store cupboards. Then we left our mooring and took on water at the tap opposite. Down through the stop lock  we made the right-angled turn under the cast iron bridge heading northwards on the Coventry Canal.


Angela said...

Sorry we missed you there - by the time we arrived you were probably on the Ashby. Useful info about the Tesco's though! Take care xxoo

Jennie said...

We walked past your lovely boat on the Ashby yesterday - moored in glorious sunshine. We are a little behind you in the boat owning stakes - our boat (nb Tentatrice - is being built at Stoke Prior and should be ready soon.... well we hope it will be! Hope to meet you on the cut one day. Jennie & Chris

Wozie said...

We will look out for you both on our travels. Thanks for your comments.