When Ann returned to me we had a meal in the Wharf Inn. Well worth a visit for food and provisions from their small shop. As we do not have a washing machine on board we take note when we find one near the canal. The Wharf Inn has one.
All work done to Ann's satisfaction regarding the minor/major refit. Not much really but it means a lot to us. Roy Freeman at Fenny Compton did us proud. I had done most of the varnishing while Ann was away.
Next day we moved down to Cropredy marina taking all of two days to get there slowly. We took advantage of the washing machine and got all the laundry done at 40 degrees. Much cleaner than at 30 degrees. Topped up our large water tank and disposed of the 'unwanted'.
What ever has happened to this years summer so far? Just too much rain and some thunder with it. Sitting out on the back deck while the sun shines and keeping an eye on those large dark clouds coming our way. Then the wind cooled us down and we went inside to ride out the storm.
Next day it was dry n warm so we drove the car to Banbury. Yes, after those few months the car started OK. Off to get things from BnQ and book an MOT at Halfords.
By now we had had enough of the marina. So off we went towards Banbury by boat. Stopping short at Bourton Lock in sunshine.