The rain arrived unexpectedly and interrupted my fishing but didn't really mind as only one small roach was caught. Then while I was watching DIY SOS the sky turned very orange. The rain had stopped and we witnessed another spectacular sunset. These photos show it more of a pink colour instead of the gold and orange that I saw. Maybe the camera is at fault?.
|Looking in both directions, back and ....|
|And at the front|
Then setting off early, like 6.45am, standing at the back chatting away to each other and drinking the third cup of tea in the space of an hour, Ian suddenly said 'Look, look' and pointed a finger. 'Where, where' said I looking all around. By an overhanging bush, perched as plain as you like, a Kingfisher. I grabbed the camera and was busy taking photos when Ian said, 'would you believe it there's another'! Was it a parent watching out for it's little one or a breeding pair? All I know was how lucky were we that they stayed without flying off.
|Second perched nearby|
|Hillmorton bottom lock|
|Braunston church in the distance.|
|Chaos at the bottom lock of the Napton flight.|
|Can only describe it as Manic!|
|Marsdon Doles lock and work boats moored all along. Just left room for one boat on the lock landing.|
|Lamb chops anyone??|
Cant believe we have done 17.5 miles today and 12 locks. Mind you it has taken us 8 hours 30 mins and we are now well ahead of schedule.Hopefully we will meet up with friends Dave and Heather on nb Vixon at Thrupp. Then it's off to the Thames, Lechlade and K&A.