Rugby to Marston Doles

Rugy to Marston Doles – Oxford Canal The weather forecast was pretty accurate today. Rain, no rain, rain, sun, rain, no rain etc. And freezing cold at tea time too – that wasn’t so much the forecast as a general observation from the tiller. Hillmorton locks were all but desserted today, and between showers the…

Hawkesbury to Rugby

It was all part of the plan. A few days in Newbury and then back to Zulu, who has been on the 7 day moorings at Hawkesbury Junction for 6 days now. With two boats we now play the car-boat-boat-car shuffle. No car and one boat is the most simple variation, but we are doing…

Braunston to Sutton Stop

Its funny how first impressions can be so lasting.  I have long intended to venture up the Ashby but once on the Coventry canal I have gone past Marston junction in “next time” mode.  Somehow it just didn’t seem to fit my criteria for being interesting enough – possibly something to do with when I…