Friday, 29 November 2013

Moving on.

IMG_4958 Lower heyford   IMG_4959 Enslow   IMG_4963

It was a cold and frosty morning when we moved off down through Enslow where we thought there were more big white dishes across the field than there were on our last visit. I was warm and cosy with my salopettes on and the cabin boy was also well muffled up. The River Cherwell level indicator board was in the yellow when we exited Bakers Lock, so a bit of a flow on it. We opened up our engine and swiftly arrived at Shipton Weir Lock. We really enjoyed our trip today as the sun came out to warm us up and the water was so clear we could see the bottom of the canal. It was very shallow in places and there were plenty of dislodged stones over near the towpath. The reeds had been cut down low making visibility around the bends clearer. The downside was that we collected some around the prop and had to poke a bundle of them off the bow at each lock.

1 comment:

Sue said...

Sorry to have missed you both today, but I am sure we will catch up sometime before Christmas.. And thanks for keeping us up with 'goings on' around the area! ;)