Sunset last night confirmed that another good day weather wise was to be had tomorrow. Once in bed sleep was almost impossible. It was so very hot and humid! Sometimes I wish our boat had air conditioning!
We were away this morning by 7ish but two boats had already gone past towards the lock and another two were getting ready to set off. So you can imagine the chaos at the lift bridge and lock landing. Not much room to fit all the boats! As we were lead boat in a convoy of three, Ian kept the lift bridge open for those to follow. With the lock empty because of the two earlier boats, filling and then entering took some time. Once down we stopped at the facilities to water up and before we could set off again another 5 boats had descended. Consequently although the locks were far apart we still had to queue at all of them. One saving grace, no lift bridges to do as they were all in the open position.
|At Grants lock|
At Neils bridge lock there is a short section where the River Cherwell joins the canal. At the lock is a sign stateing that we must observe the strong river warning board and to first check below lock to see what the level of the river is on the indicator board. As these pictures show, what indicator board!
|Hmmmm Who's nicked the board!|
Aynho Weir lock is one of those funny shaped locks. Looks more like a hexagon.
|Approaching Aynho Weir lock|
Very happy now to stay for the rest of the day and once lunch was over and I had made a banana cake, my rod came out and had a very pleasant and productive afternoon fishing. Ian rubbed down and varnished the wood by the back hatch and then chilled out for the rest of the day. What a great life we do lead!
|Stop squabbling over the bread children!|
|Wagtail by the overflow weir.|
|First wasp seen this year|