There is quite an autumnal air around now. This morning the mists were rising from the canal and it looked really beautiful. We set off just after 7 and had a good run until we hit queues about 10 o’clock. A breakfast stop was taken opposite “The Pig Place”, a farm shop and camp site
Another lovely morning so we set off just before eight o’clock. You tend to think of the Thames as big river, but this far upstream it’s quite small and narrow in places and very winding and twisting. I knew that Rob, a business acquaintance, was on the river in his boat somewhere nearby. I got
We had arranged to meet our son-in-law’s parents Ann and Richard at Newbridge at 12:00. So to make sure we were there on time we set off just after seven. It was a very pleasant morning and good to reacquaint ourselves with the upper Thames. We haven’t been this way for over 10 years. At
A day of delays frustrations. When I went to start the engine I could tell that the battery was low and didn’t seem to have been charging yesterday. Also the tacho and the other instruments weren’t working. It seemed likely that one or more wires were loose behind the instrument panel. They had taken it
It has been fairly windy over the last few days, and the forecast is for much stronger wind over the next few days. This is apparently the tail end of hurricane Bertha. Because of this we decided to leave early in the morning when the lighter winds would make getting out of the marina easier.
We have spent the last three days at the Cropredy Festival. This is organised by Fairport Convention and features mostly Folk and Folk-Rock type music. Highlights for us were: Joe Broughton’s Folk Ensemble The Churchfitters Benjamen Folke Thomas Blackbeard’s Tea Party Fairport’s closing set and of course the wonderful Richard Digence.