The map below shows the old original meandering route of the Oxford Canal, before our old pal Thomas Telford shortened the route.
Hillmorton - home of the radio masts.
Blimey - is my hair really that red?
Action shot - does my bum look big in this?
They could have got rid of the crayon though!!!
New plaque on the new lock gates
Old carving on thelock wall inside the bottom lock.
One of the many murals around Rugby
Don't know who Maurice is, but its a lovely carving of a kingfisher opposite Rugby Wharf
The water tap at Newbold, all kitted out for winter
We had a brief pit stop at Tesco Rugby on the way past, where we bumped into Les & Jaqueline from NB Valerie & had a chat. Shopping there was a nightmare, choc-a-block. I don't know what was worse - the christmas 'Michael Buble collection' music, or the huge trolleys blocking the isles whilst people stopped for a chat. No supermarket trolley etiquette at all. For once, I stuck ridgidly to my shopping list and escaped within half an hour. Thankfully, the shopping trolleys have been removed, after they were extracted from the canal at BR58.