The journey has been planned, 114 miles, 6 furlongs and 77 locks, there are 28 bridges, 4 small aqueducts, 2 tunnels and a partridge in a pear tree, and here it is.
We are leaving Crick on Friday early evening, through Crick tunnel and towards the Watford Staircase.
Then on to Norton Junction, there we join the Grand Union Canal, Main Line, on towards Braunston.
From Braunston we go on towards Flecknoe and then on to the Oxford section of the Grand Union Canal where we bear left on to the Oxford Canal Southern Section - Main Line through Napton Locks, Marston Doles Locks and on to Fenny Compton.
Next we get to Cropredy then Little Bourton and then to Banbury, on to The Pig Place and after that we cross the River Cherwell.
On to Somerton deep lock, Heyford village after which we may look for Jane's Enchanted Tea Garden, then to Thrupp and Annie's Tea Gardens, we will not stop at any of the tea gardens but it's nice to look out for them.
Then Kidlington lock an Wolvercote Junction where we travel along Dukes Cut on to the Thames and Isis Lock, Oxford City Centre is about half a mile from Folly Bridge.
Next is Abingdon , Culham, Clifton, Shillingford, Benson, Wallingford, Goring, Beale Park where our boat was first shown on Beale Lake at the yearly boat show.
From there it's Whitchurch, Mapledurham, Purley, Tilehurst, Caversham, Pipers Island, Fry's Island and then past Heron Island where we turn on to the River Kennet and through Reading town centre, there are traffic lights on the river through the Oracle.
On to the final stretch, Southcote, Burghfield, Theale, Sulhampstead, Ufton, Padworth and finally Aldermaston.
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