If anyone is interested the weather was very pleasant at 3 30 am. this morning and dawn was well on its way by 4 am. Magic has an upset stomach as we found out at 3 30 am. when I took him out while Diana cleared up. this was repeated at 9 am as well, so his next meal will be Uncle Ben boiled rice.
We were ready to go at 9 30 but it started to rain, the sky was bright with very little cloud so we decided to sit it out for 2 hours, its been fine and sunny ever since. We have met a few Narrowboats today heading up stream and a hire cruiser went by just before we set off going down, we also saw a couple of cruisers going back up to their moorings but far more Narrowboats.
There were a couple of interesting plane went over last evening but as I was inside no chance of a photo, today they have been doing continuous circuits (CCs ?) some not even lifting the landing gear.
Being June 16 there are fishermen all over the place and even a lady fisher person with two rods and all the gear at Babcock Hythe mobile home site. Just below one of the locks a whole group of fisher persons had set up camp by the weir pool and there was a somewhat unusual shed on wheels standing there as well.
We only went as far as Eynsham Lock where we walked into town to buy the rice for Magic’s tea, we still came back with two bags. There are some handy leaflets at the lock, “Eynsham Shopping Guide” which shows the town layout including shops, pubs, bus stops and point of interest. One of the things that interested me was this flowering tree growing by the entrance to The Elms, a early 16 century house, of course the Elms are long gone with Dutch Elm disease. I photographed the flower and leaves so hopefully will be able to identify it.