Website links


☀ Allotment
☀ Boating
☀ Computing
☀ Cooking on Cribbit
☀ Family and friends
☀ Labeller
☀ Little Old Man Weekly
☀ Mouldy Oldies
☀ Natural Philosophy
☀ Projects
☀ Recipe list
☀ Walking


☀ Alex's Mutterings
☀ Alex's website
☀ Alex on facebook
☀ Peter's website
☀ Jim on Ruskin
☀ cribBlog
☀ Little Old Man Weekly
☀ theBloG


☀ About this website
☀ Contact me
☀ Site history


News & views

♉ Mother Jones
♉ Boing Boing
♉ Londonist
♉ Gothamist


♉ Large Hadron Collider
♉ Last word on nothing
♉ New Scientist

Personal sites

♉ 10 Century
♉ Wise words
♉ Mind Hacks
♉ Roger Marchant
♉ Ant and Kate bike trip
♉ Gaping Silence


♉ Sam Pepys
♉ English Russia
♉ Questionable content
♉ Money not art
♉ Canals
♉ Bats
♉ Laughing Squid
♉ Food timeline


♉ Unicode Map
♉ w3schools
♉ Guru99
♉ Notepad++
♉ FamFamFam
♉ chrispederick
♉ A list apart
♉ Filezilla

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional

Valid CSS!


cribBlog 2021
cribBlog 2020
cribBlog 2019
cribBlog 2018
cribBlog 2017
cribBlog 2016
cribBlog 2015
cribBlog 2014
cribBlog 2013
cribBlog 2012
cribBlog 2009/10/11
First log book

Wolf 2018
Wolf 2016
Wolf 2014
Wolf 2013
Wolf 2012

Boat Notes
Canalside quiz
Round and about

Sj visits
Account of 2019
Account of 2017
Account of 2012
Account of 2011
Account of 2010
Account of 2009
Account of 2008
Account of 2007

           Next post

CribBlog Winter 2015

This is the post I promised not to do as it consists mostly of bow or stern views of Cribbit alongside muddy towpaths.

I got a temporary mooring for the winter months at Aynho Wharf and most of these pics are of short excursions from there, Very confusing they are too as the direction of travel means that there are two completely different Oxford Canals.

When I was teaching, we used to take our students caving in the Yorkshire Dales, and a favourite first expedition underground was usually to Dow cave. By lunchtime we would reach the waterfall, and 'ave us snap' [lunch], as we say in Cheshire. Then someone would say 'Come on you lot, we can't stay here all day there is lots more to do before we can head back'. But that we would then head back and enjoy the looks of surprise when we emerged into the Yorkshire daylight just as they were hoping we could turn round and head for home. Coming and going are two different worlds. Of course I had the same trick played on me when I was a student, but I have to confess that when I went back the next year I was well armed with the whole stock of the chemistry department's magnesium ribbon which was consumed in filming our activities [on glorious monochrome 16mm stock]. Do look at the Dow cave link it gives a real idea what it was like.

Aynho is just about the closest canal location to our house. It is also where there were outbreaks of smallpox in 1723 and 1724, I know this as Rosemary has been stuying smallpox outbreaks in the eighteenth century for the last 6 years.

On winter moorings at Aynho Wharf

January was also the month when my Boat Safety Certificate came due for renewal. Main problem was that there was a gas leak and so the system was condemmed! Fortunately, we were very close to Walker Services at Aynho Wharf, they found, and repaired, three gas leaks.

Moored at Aynho Wharf for repairs

My car on the hard standing at Aynho Wharf

Heading North towards Aynho Lock

Entering Nell Bridge Lock undet the B4100

Moored just above Nell's Lock

Ali sent me the following pics when they were moored right next to Cribbit


Started back towards Aynho

Waited for an Austrailian crewed boat so we could share Aynho weir lock, a rare occurance on a narrow canal

Moored at Aynho Wharf to buy anf fit a new stern fender

The new stern fender

           Next post