Sunday, 11 May 2008
Still at Thrupp
Great day today. We had a later night than normal as we had the Halls staying but still up early and Geoff and I went to the Church of the Holy Cross in Shipton on Cherwell.
The Rector turned out to be an American who has been over here several years who gave an excellent sermon. Everyone was very friendly and we stayed for coffee and a chat afterwards. By the time we came out it was very hot, about the hottest day we have had this year so had a relaxing morning. Joined by Emma before going to the Boat pub for Sunday Lunch which was excellent and thoroughly recommended. About 5 o'clock Emma and I set off for a walk with Parga which turned out to be longer than we had intended. Despite following footpath signs we hadn't a clue where we were going and arrived back at Petroc nearly 2 hours later, having been through fields various filled with cows, sheep and horses. Parga had been in the river several times and had a wonderful time. Our mooring here is very congenial, with a lovely wide towpath to put our chairs on. Tempting to stay over a day but will have to see what the skipper says......