Muffin woke me up quite early this morning by making his silly little noise. He was sitting by the bed and I told him to go back to his bed. When Richard gets up Muffin is allowed up on our bed and I realised that the poor dog was cold! I put him under the duvet, and he snuggled into me. I felt a really bad Mother!
I’d seen this flood mark at Pinkhill before but never noticed that there is another handwritten mark in red from 2007. I think I am usually too busy looking at the flowers.
We pulled over above Eynsham Lock to get water and then we pulled back onto the public mooring and had lunch. We realised that the river really was quite busy today. We shared the lock with a hire boat who knew what they were doing as regards steering as they had spent many a holiday on the canals, but it was their first river lock and it was on self service. We also shared the lock with the three Venetian rowing boats we had seen yesterday. They were a bit worried that there wasn’t room for them, but it was fine, and we let them down the lock slowly. At the bottom of the lock we dumped the dumpables and then continued on our way.