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A trip down memory lane for Felucca

This morning’s cruise took us past Twyford Wharf, Felucca’s former home. She lived here for a long time with not one but two former owners, one of whom happened to be outside as we passed. Felucca was very excited, as

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The Oxford Canal so far

Some snapshots of our journey along the Oxford from Sutton Stop to Banbury. This canal is probably the most well-travelled in the country; thousands of narrowboaters queue up at the Napton and Claydon locks in the summer months, raving about

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We have just moored in Banbury, home to a well-known nursery rhyme and the start point of Tom Rolt’s epic, indulgent, nostalgic, restoration-inspiring, much-loved-in-canal-circles and, most of all, extremely opinionated account of his travels on board Cressy, Narrow Boat. Now

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Unspoilt by progress

Pre-dinner pint in the Whippet bar of the gorgeous Greyhound pub. At the junction of Coventry and Oxford canals.

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