Not too much has happened in the last couple of days as Doug went home to get the car, so it’s here for when we go home later this month. James stayed on board with Oscar at Brinklow Marina, doing a few odd jobs on the boat, the most important being an inspection and top up of all the batteries.
As the weather is still good we’ve decided to travel back up the Oxford Canal a short distance and turn off up the Ashby Canal. It’s a lovely canal which we enjoyed when we had our last boat – it’s a lockless canal, and a dead-end, so we plan to have a lazy cruise up and back in a week.
‘Chance’ on the temporary mooring in Brinklow Marina.
A view from the top of the marina – ‘Chance’ is right down at the bottom! James has had the privilege of watching a father swan using this stretch of water to teach his two youngsters to fly. A wonderful sight.
Having left the marina we travelled through some lovely oak glades – the autumn colours are just beginning to show.
One and a half hours later we moored up where we moored before (all on our own again) with lovely open views across towards Coventry and just the trains to keep us company!