|This was Fenny Compton tunnel|
While waiting to descend at Clayton Top lock I took the opportunity to photograph some Swallows that had made the cottage chimney a resting place.
|Claydon top lock|
And in one of the locks on the way down spied this Crayfish. I beleive it is one of those Signel Grayfish which has all but wiped out our native species.
By the time we reached Claydon Bottom lock I really had had enough but with another three locks to do before we reached Cropredy we just had to keep going. Ian not only worked all the locks but took over the steering inbetween. I kept dosing up with pain killers and hoped and preyed a space would be available before Cropredy lock. Thankfully there was a gap long enough for us to fit in and first thing tomorrow morning will be trying to make an appointment with the local Doctors.
|This is a sunken working boat at Elkington Lock|
|The new Cropredy Marina due to be filled next week.|