Saturday, 27 June 2015

Radford Semele on another sunny day

7.30 am and Barney not sure he is ready to move!
Wooden sculptures on the towpath
Another bright and sunny day,,,,3 days on the must change soon......
We left Long Itchington just before 8 and stopped for water just along the way.  As we were just finishing narrowboat Neverland came past and asked if we would like company for the locks...great.
We had 10 locks to negotiate to reach Radford Semele so company was always welcome.
They were mostly set against us but the sun was shining so all was well with the world!

Hard to believe we are quite close to the M40
Just for a change, Geoff at the helm as Petroc approaches a lock.
After Radford bottom lock we said goodbye to Alan & Penny on Neverland.  They had been amiable companions for a few hours but were planning to carry on to Saltisford Arm.

Soon afterwards we did our good deed for the day.  A runner was held up on the towpath by a vicious looking swan who was guarding his/her offspring.   He seemed disinclined to brave the swan so we offered him a lift until he was past......I would have been dubious about going past it as well.

We were settled into a good mooring well before lunch 
and the afternoon was spent relaxing!
Later we had a walk to the pub to check on the church times for tomorrow.   We were going to book for Sunday Lunch but decided that we didn't like the prices!!!  So we shall have the brilliant huge pork chops bought from the butchers in Braunston instead.

Total distance:4.82 miles
 Elapsed time:3h45m4s 
Average speed:1.28 mph (3.95 lock/mph) 

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