Day 8 Claydon top lock – Banbury
O dear I fear that might have been summer. This morning it is overcast and I did hear the gentle drumming of raindrops on my kennel last night. Maybe it won’t rain again while we cruise to Banbury, it is only about 4 hours away.
First I took “the men” for their early morning walk and after breakfast (I had some biscuits) we left our mooring and my bearded one took some photos of his ex property – Claydon Top Lock (see today Photo) as we descended the first of the 7 locks of the Claydon flight. There was a lot of traffic, we met at least ten long kennels on our journey to Banbury coming towards us and caught up with a few others at locks that were going in our direction. This was quite fun, I met lots of friends to smell and play with. This is of course an approaching weekend and the end of the school holiday period ergo lots of families and hire boats and so this will calm down again soon.
We arrived at Banbury on schedule at lunch time and this is when and where we have arranged another crew change. We say goodbye to long haired one’s cousin Peter, who caught a taxi back to rugby and we say hello to her sister Maureen and husband David who are joining us just for a short visit of 24 hours.
We are moored in the center of Banbury right by The Quay shopping center. My bearded one immediately disappeared to the phone shop to get his communication device sorted out yet again so that he does not run out of megabytes anymore.
All jobs done they settled down to spend the evening on board in the old market town of Banbury. It must have been thirsty work.