Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Where’s Andrew?

10.39 Miles, 12 Locks. Now moored at Fenny Compton.

Granny Buttons NZ 001 Leaving Banbury

Well the Towpath Telegraph has been working overtime because it didn’t take long before we were rumbled. We were accosted by so many boater’s along the way by the question “Where’s Andrew”? Obviously “Granny Buttons” is more widely known than we had anticipated.

Granny Buttons NZ 005 Gently does it, coming into a lock on the Oxford.

We met our first familiar boat and crew at Cropredy. Narrowboat Epiphany was moored up to allow John to get in a round of golf. John was just having a quick snack before dashing off so we had a long chat with Fiona who was looking good after her recent spell in Harefield Hospital. The time flew by and we had to leave to make the most of the fine weather.

Granny Buttons NZ 013Fiona on Nb Epiphany gives us a cheery wave.

We actually travelled further than we had expected so that will be a bonus should we strike some bad weather, when we won’t want to travel.

Granny Buttons NZ 015 Tom Rolt the original Continuous Cruiser and regarded as a pioneer founder of the leisure canal industry.Granny Buttons NZ 016 Beautiful canal side cottage on the Oxford.Granny Buttons NZ 018Thank you very much for the free apples at the lock keepers cottage at Cropredy.Granny Buttons NZ 020 A BW staff member ( grey top) making notes about the cottage at Cropredy Lock as if he were a Real Estate agent. Selling it off, I wonder.Granny Buttons NZ 034 Unusual cloud formation with rainbow edges over the Oxford Canal.

A total of 10.39 Miles, 12 Locks on Granny Buttons.


Jenny and Robin said...

We are sure that you are enjoying life on the canals again - aren't you the lucky ones to get the "special delivery job".

Derek and Dot said...

If you want a job done well you've got to get a Kiwi to do it. We came highly recommended.