Day 61 - 7.5 miles and 5 locks
After a pump out at Heyford Wharf (where we met Andy who lives on nb Nutwood, we were at Bollington Wharf at the same time 9 years ago) and the purchase of a new tipcat, we headed further south.
The canal is very rural and wanders along reedy banks. Passed the busy and quite crowded Enslow before doing the River Cherwell section.
Arriving at Thrupp at the beginning of the bank moorings, we got in on a bend, not chancing a better visitor mooring further down.
A narrow bendy section with full vegetation
This pound was down somewhat - though there seemed enough depth for our 2'9" skeg
The river level at Baker's Lock down onto the R.Cherwell section
Leaving Baker's Lock - with the towpath bridge over the River entering on the right
On the River Cherwell
Sitting above Shipton Weir Lock whilst Chris sorts it out
This is another of the larger width locks to give enough water for lock depth lower down
Entering Thrupp with an interesting garden
An embankment protection gate
New tipcat fitted giving some extra protection for the rudder