Descending Allen's Lock we passed by the beautiful Manor House, Church and Tithe Barn at Upper Heyford. I jumped ship to go forward to open Lower Heyford Lift Bridge, only to find a boat was approaching through it. So he kindly sat on it while our two boats passed underneath, how kind was that?
We paused for water and to drop our rubbish off further on and could see that the workmen were ‘busy’ over on the railway line. We carried on to moor below Pigeons Lock as we were feeling rather weary by then