8miles 14 locks
A 7:00 start this morning to try to beat the heat, we failed!
We had arranged to meet a former work colleague, Mike and his partner Janet in the afternoon at Great Bedwyn, but when we arrived the only available mooring was in full sun, we were roasting. Luckily a boat a little further on moved off, so we moved down to their shady spot.
Mike & Janet arrived about 3:45 and we had a very pleasant hour or so nattering under the shade of a tree.
We fancied a pub meal, but the only pub left in the village ( the Cross Keys has closed) is a ‘gastro’ pub. We didnt like the look of anything on the menu. So we had a barbecue instead.
During the afternoon the hire boat that we had shared most of the locks with came passed, but they had to moor up in full sun!