. . . .since I left Thrupp early in October, travelled 250 miles, yet I am only 55 miles away from my starting point. I started out going to Oxford and then onto the Thames. I exited the Thames at Brentford and made my way up the GU turning right into the Paddington Arm at Bulls Bridge. I stopped in Paddington Basin a few days then went along the Regent canal to the Wenloc basin where I had lunch with Kate Saffin. Due to the problems they are having further down I did not venture onto the Hertford Canal or the River Lee. That day I returned to Little Venice and moored for the night.
The following day I set my jib for Buckby. That took me 8 days. On the ninth day I arrived in Braunston. I moored there for a while waiting for my mothers funeral. I am currently on the north Oxford at Hillmorton. There are three routes north from here, the GU, the Oxford/Coventry or the Leicester Arm. All of which CRT has chosen to close for maintenance. Any CCer wanting to go north is totally buggered. Well done CRT!