Weather is warm and sunny with the odd cloud to spoil the light but without any breeze it is still warm in the shady bits. After a walk into town for milk and the paper we set off, Sue lifted the lift bridge in the town and we soon left Banbury and it's housing estates and industrial area behind and we were soon back in the countryside where the canal continues through the Cherwell valley. We have moored in a nice rural area although the peace is broken every now and then by the trains on the railway line that runs along the canal.
Me on the bicycles King Sutton in the background.
We pulled over to let this group of young canoeist through.
Sue has made a Sunday roast with all the trimmings and it was excellent and she has been unsucsessful on the fishing front
I decided to drain any accumulated water out of the fuel system this only means undoing drain screws on the water separator and the fuel filter and removing any water. That bit was fine but then you require to bleed air from the fuel system by breaking a seal on top of each receptacle the water separator was easy a 13 ml socket did that but I required a 13ml spanner for the awkwardly positioned nut on the filter which I didn't have in my tool kit. So I had to go and borrow one from another boater. It still took for ages to bleed the system and the engine to start, and I thought for a moment I might just need the services of RCR. Note to self don't start tinkering down the engine ole when you are in the middle of nowhere.
Our neighbours tonight.
Another bright note is Fulham thrashed Swansea 0-3 away from home in the last game of the season.