Day 13 Banbury – Claydon middle lock
I came that close to catching a squirrel this morning I caught just a hair of its tail and I distinctly heard him singing nar ninnie nar nar as it shot up a tree.
Banbury has some really lovely walks n a huge area called Spiceball Park. On one side we have the shopping centre and on the other side we have the park. We are allowed to stay here for two days, I am not allowed into the shopping centre bit unless I am blind.
We are leaving today as we must get to Rugby for an appointment in four days time. The weather is promising, summer might have returned and if you are reading this, so has my server from his phishing trip! Thanks to the bearded one’s son Noah the Guru. ‘ So we arrived at the beautiful village of Cropredy. On our way north.
On 29th June 1644 that’ s nearly two thousand six hundred dog years before I was born! There was a civil war battle here between King Charles 1st and a chappie called Waller and the Earl of Essex culminating in a stalemate at Cropredy Bridge. See my picture. (I could jump across the river Cherwell at this point!) there were about 900 blokes on each side apparently duffing each other up for a day or so in the fields around and then ended up making rude gestures at each other for another day until they all gave up and went home. It was agreed a sort of victory for King Charlie.
There was a lot of traffic today we were sometimes queuing as number four in line as we moved slowly between Cropredy and Claydon but this was fun as I spent most of the time ashore chatting, smelling, helping and advising. My captain decided to stop at Claydon middle lock for the night, I think he might get his paints out. Love Douglas x
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