Friday, 31 May 2013


We had returned from our holiday and hung around/outside Braunston until last weekend, retaining the car in order to visit the Crick Boat Show on Sunday.  The excellent weather over the bank holiday weekend was a real bonus for the show and visitor numbers seemed to be pretty high when we were there but whether that translates into boat sales who knows...  
On the Monday Joe went off with the car having arranged to get it serviced and MOT'd on the Tuesday morning before putting it back in storage.  On Wednesday I caught the bus from Braunston into Rugby to get a new phone from T-Mobile, the contract was up and my phone was on it's last legs anyway.  Thursday we had mail to collect from the Post Office so it was not until today that we finally made a move and left Braunston after our prolonged stay and what a lovely day to travel after all this wet weather we have been having.

We moored above the first lock on the Napton flight and I went and found Sue and Vic on No Problem who were moored 20 minutes walk away.   We have arranged to meet tomorrow for a drink; today being our  'fast day'* we don't drink any alcohol and on Sunday we have accepted, with a certain amount of alacrity I might add, an invitation to Vic's famous Sunday Roast!!

*(We have been following the 5:2 or IF (Intermittent fasting) diet for the last six months)

 Moored below Napton-on-the Hill on the South Oxford Canal
 Water Buffalo grazing  in fields alongside the canal
A view from the hill 
 Leaving Joe fiddling with final fittings on the latest solar panel I took the dogs and headed for an attempt on Napton summit...
 St Lawrence, the 13th C Church that occupies the top of the hill whilst the village it serves is scattered around the flanks of the hill below.  Houses up here in Napton village come with an enviable view...

See the deer grazing in the centre of the shot?


  1. We've been doing the 'fast' diet too. Feel really good on it and lost some of the extra pounds on the hips too (mine anyway).

  2. Hi Karen
    We have lost a lot of weight, Joe two stone and me over a stone and a half and we find it so easy to live with.
    Happy cruising!


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