Sunday, 21 October 2012

England's Canals - Oxford

I'm seriously considering buying a boat to explore the rivers and canals of England.  Fortunately I have friends who share this interest.  On a short trip on the Oxford Canal yesterday this autumnal glory delighted me.

Reflections on the Oxford Canal
Reflections on the Oxford Canal

Apparently calm and tranquil thoughts should have been foremost in my mind as soon as I got on-board.  But when the owner of the boat jumped off to get the next lock ready, leaving me in charge, I reminded him that he hadn't shown me where the brakes were.

Fortunately, native wit and physics came to the rescue, (but I still haven't worked out how to reverse into a parking slot).

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