Yarwood moored in Banbury
We had enjoyed a two day stay in the town with a look around Tooley's Historic Boatyard and some shopping; new shorts purchased, replacement phone purchased (ouch!) etc. and as reported by Sue, a wonderful memorable feast at a restaurant called QUISINE. This meal was truly the best I have ever been served and we will most certainly call here when in Banbury. The added bonus is that Vipen (pronounced Veeno) the owner-chef, is opening another restaurant in Leamington Spa so more treats in store when on the GU! A not to be missed culinary treat.
Come Friday our time was up so we pulled away at seven, gently passing the sleeping boat crews moored through the town, down through the deep town lock and on the services. Once serviced and one side of the boat given a quick wash we moved off again to moor by the Morrison's store and get in a supply of food. By nine o'clock we were done and dusted and truly ready to get out of town.
Passing under a lift bridge
Making hay while the sun shines...a freshly cut hay meadow
Yarwood waiting in the strangely shaped Aynho Weir lock
Our weekend mooring
Having fuelled at Aynho wharf we continued for about a mile before finding a suitable weekend mooring spot, a bit of Armco but a lot of vegetation. The veg was soon sorted with the trusty garden shears and I then set about cutting a slot for when our neighbours, No Problem, arrived.
NP's prepared 'pitch' being guarded by Floyd
Our view from the boat...not bad