Archive for July, 2009

Planning our return to Banbury

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

We are heading back Friday evening and want to get boats and car to Napton. I have a willing volunteer (thanks cutweb) to steer the butty so Karen can drive to Napton.

Have enlisted help for Napton flight, as I want to learn how best to get teh butty up the narrow locks.

Braunston Show

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

How many different boats can you get a tow from in the Braunston Parade. Well we managed to get towed by Alcor and the Rill (photos soon).

On the Monday we re-united Atalanta withTug No. 2 formally Algol, the two were originally paired at Stanton in 1940 and I am sure they scraped hulls a few times thereafter.

Here is a link to a photo from Tim Lewis’ photos – Atalanta is on the outside with grey deck board.