Skid Pan, Napton, Pheasant
A group of us met at Napton to help lock a friends friend down the flight. I tried to park in the carpark which I have often used before but a local boater told me off. Apparently it is only for the moorers - is he right? Have the rules changed, or has it never been for the use of any old passing boater ?
And the flight is incredibly picturesque under blue skies:
After that I headed off to Shropshire for a week in a country cottage. It was delightful reading by oil lamp light sitting by the range listening to the silence. Wonderful. I picked up some Pheasants. Miss T was rather unnerved when supper didn't arrive in a packet, but she dressed and cooked them beautifully once Pa and I had done the deed.
After a fantastic week I am feeling rather worse for wear having been struck by the lurgy. I am now home lounging around admiring all the work I have been doing on the boat.