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Trip to New Home Mooring – Day 2b.

Across the Summit…

After the Napton Flight we moored on the long straight ahead of the queue of boats waiting to descend. Whilst it’d been quiet at the bottom of the flight, at the top there were upwards of 10 boats waiting in line.
Molly in ‘Hollywood’ mode enjoying the peace and sunshine. A great afternoon!
The unfolding drama of the afternoon – as thunderclouds threatened our journey across 6.5 miles of the ‘summit pound’ to Fenny Compton.
After 70+ years a concrete bunker still stands guard over the Oxford Canal nr. Wormleighton
Dire warnings of the canal effectively being sliced in two by HS2 at this point…
Looking back – to the Home Guard, civil defence and an age when the canal system was deemed a vital national strategic asset worth fighting for…
Glorious countryside, the boat going well, open views, dramatic skies… bliss!
The sun momentarily winning through…
Peace.
The rape seed beginning to flower…
Archetypal Oxford Canal…
After 3.30-ish the storm that’d threatened since late morning finally arrived… We moored, just in time, ahead of Bridge 136 and Fenny Compton Wharf. A wonderful days ‘inlanding’!

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