Last Sunday, when we left Braunston, the weather was absolutely gorgeous. The last gasp of the Indian summer I guess. Still, we’ve had a great run of it this year and I actually enjoy the nights drawing in and the weather getting a bit colder.
The South Oxford canal has been an absolute joy so far.
It’s a beautiful canal and at this time of year has so much free fruit that I couldn’t resist a further bout of picking. We’d already filled up all our demijohns – and would have no room for any more even if we bought them – so no more alcohol. We’re now the proud possessors of 36 jars of jams and jellies. They’ll come in handy for presents and barter I reckon as well as keeping our breakfast toast covered until this time next year. Mind you there’s the winter Seville Orange crop to consider – I’d better start collecting more jars!