Saturday 15th June, 2013 at Long Itchington.
Yes, there are waves on the Grand Union Canal! At first we thought that it was the wash of passing boats - but there had been none! We assume that it was the strong winds whipping straight down the canal, but it looked very strange to see waves on the water. It has been a very windy day!
When we stopped last night, we found ourselves moored next to nb "Mrs D", whose registration number was next in sequence to our own. Quite a coincidence! This lead to a lively conversation with her owners, Mr & Mrs "D". We never did find out what their surname actually was!
a). They have very distinctive paddles; and
The weather deteriorated soon after lunch and, after getting very wet doing two more locks, we moored up for the rest of the afternoon. However, M was very pleased to see the first wild roses of the summer.
Trip: 110 miles, 73 locks and 89.7 hours.