We hit Banbury at about 11.30 am yesterday morning (Saturday). Hmm, perhaps not the best time to visit, but we like to make things ‘interesting’! We found mooring spaces outside the Shopping Centre without too much trouble, and set off to get a few foody bits and pieces in M & S – glad we don’t have to shop there too often, or we’d be broke! It was heaving, of course, but eventually,essentials all safely put away, Karen and I set off to explore a bit, and to do a bit of shopping that the blokes weren’t interested in.
We bought trainers and a baseball cap for me, and undies for Karen, and then we set off to find Banbury Cross and found the ‘fine lady on a white horse’ as well.
We set off to leave at about 3 pm – when everyone else was setting off, naturally! It was bedlam down at the lift bridge and lock, with too many boats all wanting to go in opposite directions – oh well, it was fun, and we sorted it all out eventually.
We moored just a little way out of Banbury, but decided to move on a little today to get a bit further away from the motorway – we are now moored just outside Kings Sutton.