It's been lovely to catch up with friends and relatives. It has also been a real novelty to live in a house with mains electricity and water, not to mention broadband! Bonny and I have also really enjoyed exploring all the varied walks in this stunningly beautiful part of the country.
However, as much as I love Devon, I am starting to miss the boat a little. Even though it can be hard work and it isn't nearly as comfortable as the house I am staying in, it is home.
This winter is going to be particularly tough as CrT are closing Junction Lock at Fradley for two whole months which means no moving the boat for diesel or pump out. That means lots of hauling of barrels instead. Not only that but my retirement looks like it is going to be short lived. Due to an unexpected change in my plan, I may have to find a job for the coming year.
So I thought I would look back to the sunlit days of my cruise and share some more photos with you.
|Bonny chilling by the boat|
|We had some stunning sunrises and sets|
|Top of the South Oxford|
|Oh and all those walks!|
|It was hard work sometimes|
|With some big locks!|
|And we had to be careful, especially on the rivers|
|But I wouldn't have missed it for the world!|