Sunday 25th August.
We drove into the car park at Fenny Compton Marina as the sun came out and loaded up at quickly as we could to make the most of the weather. We were away soon after 4, as this birthday boat moored up at the wharf;
There were quite a few boats out this afternoon, though no-one about as we passed under the bridge at the start of the Fenny Compton ‘tunnel’ -
and only one which kindly waited for us to come through the narrowest part;
There are plenty of blackberries this year and the crab-apples are laden;
At the top of Claydon locks we pulled up behind a Napton Narrowboat, just one of the group that left Napton yesterday …… as they had to turn every lock and there were no boats coming up we made slow progress, eventually mooring below Claydon bottom lock after 6.30. With luck all the hire boats will have moved on before we get to Banbury tomorrow, but at least the hire companies have got some business at last!
5 locks, 3 and a half miles.