Sunday, 18 December 2011

Well Done British Waterways!

Having decided to cash in the remaining portion of this years’ licence and take out a gold one for next year we asked BW if they would process it asap.  Within a week and a half we have our new licence so we give credit where it’s due. Well done BW.

We’ve been on our travels for the last week visiting family and friends around the Oxfordshire / Wiltshire border and visited the pretty little market town of Faringdon in Oxfordshire.  It was an important town during the sheep trade in the 1600’s and it has, over the last 20 years, resurrected some of  its old charm by a lot of renovation work and removing much of the awful render from the beautiful old stone buildings.

Until the bypass was built,  all the traffic on the A420 would rattle past this lovely old market building.

The Market Place looking towards the church – the spire was knocked off by Oliver Cromwell!
From Oxfordshire we head South West for Watchet in West Somerset to see friends who have recently moved there.

The outer harbour at Watchet – used to be full of fishing boats.

The inner harbour – more going on here.

An impressive bronze statue depicting the Ancient Mariner.

We then continued onto Devon for a few days, so James could have the rest of his dental work completed.

Getting back home a few days ago we discovered the sea wall at the end of the road had taken a severe battering during the storm last Monday night.IMG_3817


Anyone know of a good builder?


  1. Hi James, Doug & Oscar,
    Hope you all have a great Christmas and another wonderful year on the canals in 2012.

  2. Hi Kevin
    Thanks for your Good Wishes, we hope you have a great Christmas and New year also. Best Wishes James,Doug & Oscar

  3. Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Well Done British Waterways!":

    Being a resident of Watchet (and a keen narrowboater) I feel I must point out that Watchet is in West Somerset and definately not North Somerset !!

    Have to admit the Harbour is not much good for Narrowboats !!


  4. Hi Pat

    Many Thanks for your comment, we do apologise and have corrected the blog. What a lovely place you live in, we had a great day in Watchet and hope to return again soon. Doug and James