Still moored North of Cropredy - nicely in the middle of nowhere trying to catch up with overdue jobs - starting with fixing the spare bed in case friends want to come and stay
This mottley crew are still lurking against the barn wall
The new marina at Cropredy taking shape
Whereas Phase I is looking pretty full - can you imagine the queues at the locks on a sunny summer's Friday afternoon (in fact can you imagine a sunny summer's day anymore)?
I needed bread and milk from the Cropredy shop which is about 2 miles away, so bribed G into coming with me with a pint at the excellent Red Lion. The young couple running it couldn't have made us more welcome. The dog asleep by the roaring fire is not a new acquisition but Shandy, the pub dog - our two dogs are asleep under the table and were all happy to snooze together whilst I left G and walked onto the shop before rejoining him for a pint. I'm sure he managed to fit in an extra one which compensated him for the sludgy 4 mile walk in the rain and being asked to carry the milk and potatoes!
No sign of activity at the lock - too wet for mixing cement and fixing brick work