Wednesday, 15 June 2016


Last night we had a good Chinese meal at River Vale with the gang. Only a four table establishment that does more take-away than eat in, the host is most entertaining and the food very good.

We have had an enjoyably quiet five days at Lechlade. The large shambolic antique shops to browse around, descent supermarket, butcher's and a sprinkling of inn's, cafe's and eateries all set in pretty Cotswold stone makes this town a delight to have an extended stay in.

This morning we set off a little after Klara & Ferndale, dumpages were out of the way at St' Johns lock. While taking on water at Grafton lock a charming teenager told me he had set the lock for us, he was on a moored boat that had unfortunately broken down and would be awaiting repairs on Friday - not only was he assisting crews through the lock he was also weeding the lock flower beds to pass the time - good lad.

Bev, Diane, Roly & Ray were sitting out in the sunshine enjoying a cup of tea when we pulled up at Radcot moorings. By the time I had the whirlygig up and the chairs out to join them the rain started along with thunder & lightning - you can guess who got the blame for this.

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