Yesterday morning started, for all of us (Angela and John, Bob and June, James and Doug) with a round of coffee and cake on board nb ‘Autumn Myst’. There were a few jobs to be undertaken…..
June had to scrub her button (!) on ‘Autumn Myst’……
……..and John had to continue his “labour of love” which is painting the boat roof before winter sets in.
On the way we had a brief chat with one of our blog followers nb ‘Beez Neez’ near the very pretty pub “The Blue Lias”
It was a wet journey towards the Oxford Canal and nothing much to look at except a few unusual boats. This one must be a stealth boat!
This is ‘Adamant’ – a steam powered narrow boat, quite famous on the cut.
Some big ones about!
We got to the bottom of the Napton Flight of locks and friends Stephen and Jayne on nb ‘ Dolce Far Niente’, who we had arranged to meet up with, had arrived and moored up before us. When ‘Autumn Myst’ and ‘Chance’ were tied up and sorted we all went on “Dolce” for tea and muffins. In the evening we all went to The Folly Inn at the bottom of the locks for a great meal. Very sadly, we’re saying farewell to Bob and June as they are heading back home to Brinklow marina. We’ve had a “ball” together over the last few days and we’ll miss them greatly. We look forward to meeting up with them next year. Doug’s going to miss Phoenix, as he has so loved having a dog he can walk and play with for a change !
Jayne, June, Doug, James, Stephen and Bob (with Phoenix under the table!) having a great time in The Folly.