A damp journey up the Napton flight

When we left Braunston on Monday the weather was a little inclement. Damp and misty – definitely a day for waterproofs rather than sun hats!

DampStart

As we ascended the flight the weather got less misty but the rain didn’t ease off at all.

RainContinues

By the top the rain finally stopped and we decided to head for Fenny Compton  rather than finishing at the top of the flight.

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In fact the weather cleared up so much that I ventured on a walk that cut off one of the large bends that the South Oxford canal takes as it snakes its way towards Fenny. As it turned out the course of the walk wasn’t quite as straightforward as it this path made it look.

WalkStart

I did have to wander around a few rather muddy fields before I found the correct route. Luckily I still managed to get to the end ready for Gordon to pick me up.

WalkFinish

When we got to Fenny we managed to squeeze ourselves into the last available space just before the skies opened and the rains poured down in streams.

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