Oct 17

Sorry, it has been a while since the last post. I spent the week in Braunston and environs, getting boat parts, setting bits of the boat to rights, etc. I am now more ready for cold weather, with insulation in strategic places, and have other small jobs dealt with.

My parents arrived from Canada yesterday (I fetched them from Heathrow- not myt favourite British place). All good, however, and they are installed. We started a cruise this morning, north on the north Oxford Canal, towards Nuneaton. We are moored on a delightful stretch of the canal, just outside the village of Brinklow. We are going further north tomorrow, and will join the Coventry canal, then further north through Nuneaton. We’ll have to keep an eye on the rain, in case the Soar River gets too full, in which case we’ll chose an alternate route.

green tunnel (now changing colours) ouside Brinklow on the North Oxford Canal.

green tunnel (now changing colours) ouside Brinklow on the North Oxford Canal.

About Ed Mortimer

I'm a retired school teacher, now living on my narrowboat in Britain. I'm touring as much of the canal and river system as I can. This blog describes what I do and where I've been
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One Response to Oct 17

  1. Heather Mortimer says:

    The bell-ringing sounds like such a rich and historical experience. It sounds like milking a cow … somehow … although I know nothing about either. Something about the rhythm required causes me to draw the likeness.
    The canal by our place here is a similar colour to yours. Instead of lovely, quiet narrowness travelled by classic narrowboats, however, the canal is navigated by solid and massive barges hauling sand and rock to and from building sites here. Like your boat, the barges are homes to their owners but they are not as beautiful!
    Hope your time with Mom and Dad is as wonderful as your journey so far. Thank-you for keeping us in the know.

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