We didn't arrive at the boat until about 4 pm this afternoon as we had to make a couple of diversions. First a call from my mum before we left home saying her TV had packed up last night and could we drop our portable in on the way. We actually took her the one out of our lounge, well we are not there to watch it. Then as we approached Napton we called friends who we new were in the area and it turned out that they were moored outside The Bridge, Napton, so we called in there for a cup of tea and a chat. Whilst there we arranged to meet this evening and go to The Bridge for a meal.
We moved the boat to the towing path side and loaded up from the car, Magic doesn't do lock gates any more, just as well we are not going to the IWA National, he would never cross 4 other boats now to get ashore, he found it hard work last year.
Once loaded we moved down the canal 3 locks and moored up for the weekend, from hear we can easily walk down to the Folly for the Folk and Beer weekend. While Diana packed everything away I walked back to the moorings in the now steady rain that was falling and moved the car down to bridge 115 ready to drive to The Bridge Inn later this evening.
I was surprised to be able to get a mooring here as it is a popular spot for the continuous cruisers as it convenient to park on the side of the road by the bridge.