Tuesday 21st May, 2013 at Fenny Compton.
Colder than yesterday, with a chill wind, although the sun did show itself briefly towards the end of the day. We set off fairly early and made good progress, pausing only briefly to buy a "few bits" in the little shop in Cropredy. Sadly, there wasn't time to explore this village, renowned for its annual "Fairport Convention" Festival, but we will spend time here on our return journey in the autumn.
Normally, we only go a short distance each day, but as we are booked in to the annual Crick Boat Show this weekend, we have to average about 6 hours' cruising a day to be there on time.
It is interesting to see evidence of the old "ridge and furrow" field system that is very prevalent in Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire.
Today: 10 miles, 12 locks and 5.9 hours.
Trip: 28 miles, 23 locks and 15.1 hours.