I didn't really want to move anywhere this morning but the moorings North of Cropredy lock are now 24 hours. I climbed out of my bed around 9.30 and walked back with the dogs to see what the scheduled stoppage was about - brickwork evidently; both within the lock and the run off. I mentioned the problem with the lift bridge on the Banbury approach and was told that the 'agreement' with the building contractors was that it would be left open at all times that they weren't using it!
The first of just 3 locks today and I just wasn't in the mood so left G to do all the work
a bit hard work in the wind in places but not too bad
and after mooring and splitting a load of wood I walked the dogs for an hour - all the wind gone and the canal like a mirror
miles from anywhere and not even a dog walker passing by, we're that remote - hopefully our waistlines and livers can recover over the next few days!