Monday 14th August 2017 at Somerton.
An overcast morning as we continued our descent towards Oxford and the Thames, 33 miles and 25 locks away. Our first lock of the day was Elkington's Lock.
When we arrived at Cropredy, there were still dozens of boats moored up. Some of the decorations were impressive...
M was thrilled when a passing chimney sweep greeted her (as you would expect on the towpath) and asked her to blow him a kiss for luck.
Very little evidence remained of the convention site and campground, all that was left was neat piles of rubbish bags.
Eventually he found a beautiful overnight mooring next to a wide meadow near Somerton.
Today: 16 miles,13 locks and 9.5 hours.
Trip: 227 miles, 237 locks and 161.6 hours.