Well, we spent a few very sunny hot days here with beautiful views across many fields which are rapidly turning yellow. Lots of boats on the move now and yes, we did get hit on this long straight run of canal. A hire boater came under the bridge and panicked when she saw a large working boat approaching. She was level with us when she turned the tiller the wrong way and clouted us in the backside. The Cabin Boy gave her some useful instructions, she apologised, then she was away again. The boater following her said she had been zig-zagging in front of him for sometime and she was retuning to base!