Vandals? Burglars? Night-time boaters? All things that go bump in the night on a narrowboat. We were woken up with a bang in the middle of the night and frantically ran outside to see what had caused the noise that woke us up with such a fright! The next day we set off from Thrupp, embarking on our final day cruising the Oxford Canal. We rescue a duckling and reunite it with his mum, and we meet up with narrowboat Silver Fox's sister boat, Amerblyn. We reach Duke's Lock and m
Can we rescue a drowning deer trapped in a canal lock? After being alerted by a towpath walker we find a deer struggling to stay afloat after falling into the deep water of the canal lock. We go into animal rescue mode! We run ahead to try and rescue the deer but can't see it when we arrive which makes us fear the worst. Can we save the poor animal? Colin retells the story of the Shipton-on-Cherwell train crash. One of the worst rail disasters in the Great Western Railway's h
Join us for a tour inside our canal narrowboat home. Come in and we'll show you around our tiny off-grid houseboat, living and working full-time as liveaboards on our 57-foot narrowboat. We'll give you a guided tour of narrowboat Silver Fox showing you every detail of the boat, what it's like to live on the canal, and how we manage to live together in such a confined space.
There are loads of trains, planes, and canal boats in this week's vlog as we take a narrowboat journey to Lower Hayford. We descend Somerton Deep Lock before calling at Upper Heyford where Colin checks out the RAF Airbase used during the Second World War and by the American Air Force during the Cold War. We finish our cruise in Lower Heyford, close to Rousham House with its spectacular gardens, designed by William Blake.