We made good time getting to the boat, as we drove over the canal between Napton and Southam we spotted or friends from Suffolk on their boat, so a quick blast on the horn and pulled to the side of the road for a chat. It turned out they were only going as far as The Folly that night so we would see them later.
We left our moorings at about 4 p.m. for the very last time and moved down to the lock to load up following a Viking hire boat, this worked quite well because by the time it was our turn to enter the lock we has finished loading up.
We had a reasonable run down the flight having to turn a few locks and just over halfway down we were met by John, windlass in hand who had walked up from where he had moored to give us a hand. There were a couple of spaces on the bend by The Folly but it was a nice evening and we decided to push on. All the moorings by The Bridge were taken so we have moored just before Napton Narrowboats, surprisingly there is only one other boat moored here, its normally full when we pass and we intend trying the food at The Kings Head.