Happy New Year!
I'm sorry this post is late, but where we were moored yesterday there was absolutely no internet or mobile phone connection at all.
We slipped our moorings at around 08:00hrs and yes, you've guessed already, it started to rain. We were committed once we'd done the first lock at Marston Doles, so we just kept going. The rain was horizontal all the way down the next eight locks and we'd had enough 13:00hrs. We fancied lunch so we moored outside The Bridge at Napton and had hot dogs and caramelised onions in a crusty roll - delicious. I should point out that the pub was closed and appeared that it had been for some months. There are weeds growing up around it and some guttering and a down pipe have fallen down. Lin cooked lunch and then we "crashed" and waited for the weather to abate. Of course, it didn't.