Sunday 13th August 2017 at Claydon.
A beautiful sunrise at 5:50am.
We moored up for lunch just past Fenny Compton with some difficulty. We couldn't get close to the bank, so we had to "walk the plank". Fenny Compton visitors' moorings were overflowing with boats returning from the Cropedy Music Festival.
A surprise meeting while we were moored up for lunch - Mike Kelly went past on his boat "Marionette" (named after his wife, who is also a Marion). As his boat is short, he was able to spin around and come back for a chat. They were also returning from the Festival.
Scott left shortly after, saying that they had all had a really super afternoon. It was certainly marvellous to see them all again so unexpectedly.
As M was walking ahead to set the next lock in the Claydon flight, a powered paraglider briefly intruded on the calm of the evening, following the twisting line of the canal and waving to us as he went past.
Today: 14 miles, 14 locks and 8.3 hours.
Trip: 211 miles, 224 locks and 152.1 hours.