Thursday, 27 November 2008

Out and About

I walked into Brinklow village with the two dogs early one morning. The village is a couple of miles from the new marina where we have our mooring and lies on the Roman road the Fosse Way. The Norman church is to one side of the Fosse way and just behind the church is a tumulus, a Norman motte an bailey castle. I climbed the motte ( the central mound) and took the photo above. The view from the motte must have extended almost 20 miles for the full 360 degrees, a stunning panorama.
Above is the bridge that crosses the entrance into Brinklow marina. A typical Oxford Canal bridge and just so beautiful, so ornate. The soft iron of the balustrade has deep cuts in the top rail made by the ropes of the horse drawn boats of the early canal days.


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