Wednesday, 9 March 2011

At Napton.

IMG_0017 Napton WindmillWe had a gorgeously sunny, but cool day for cruising down to Napton passed the lovely residential Windmill on the hill.

IMG_0018 the sheephorse Sheep-horses were merrily grazing in the sloping fields below.

IMG_0021 boat too wide for locks reversing

Whilst we were moored up for the night we saw this boat being reversed back from the bottom of the locks by a BW man. He told us that unfortunately it was too wide to get up the flight and would have to turn and go back whence it came. We heard a faint knocking on the side door at 8am and hurriedly got up to find that Ian from Gosty Hill was soon to arrive with diesel and coal to replenish our stocks. I then went along to the Canal Shop for a few things and was told that The Folly Inn was back in business. The couple who run it now have been catering for twenty years or so and do lovely food. Maybe we will pop in on our way back and try their home cooked cuisine.

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