Thursday 12th August
Overcast sky with a promise of some rain today. We set off along the summit pound with the intention of stopping if it got too wet. It rained a little, but not too much at first. The countryside here seems to be mainly arable and although fairly pretty isn't spectacular.
When reached the first lock, Napton Top Lock, there was quite a queue backed up, we waited for about 30 minutes for our turn. The rain showers were becoming more frequent so after 2 locks we decided to call it a day and tie up for the night.
I did manage to get an engine oil change done though.
There is no mobile signal here so I won't be able to post today.
Friday 13th August
With the weather forecast promising rain, getting worse throughout the day we once again planned to get a fairly early start. Up with the lark (well 7.30) we sent off to complete the last 7 locks down to the level of the Grand Union. Although it did rain a little it wasn't too bad and we made it to the bottom lock by about 11.30. Here there is a full services place so we availed ourselves of them before moving on. By now the rain had started, still only light but more persistent so we found a mooring spot and decided that was it for the day.
By the way, I saw a lovely sign in a boat the other day:
There are some kind souls who slow down for moored boats,
There are souls who do not!
I just loved that one.