Jill took this yesterday morning at 0430, how pleasant to have a dawn with no rain and wind.
We set off early this morning, aiming to get through the junction and water before the rush, rather upset the young angler who was fishing at the junction, especially as the waterpoint leaked as we filled and it ran under his bivvy, I felt so bad about it. Just above Kings Lock Swallow, ex Cowburn & Cowper, was getting ready to set off, aiming to make Etruria today for the festival.
By now Swallow was hard on our heels so I lifted a paddle for them as we set off, by lock sixty-nine they were breathing down our necks and at sixty-eight we pulled over and I worked them through the lock, that was the last we saw of them although at Crows Nest Lock they had returned the compliment and lifted a paddle.
We sauntered on to Paddys Wood where we moored. Out fishing tackle and the pint of maggots I had acquired yesterday. Plenty of bites and a couple of nice roach plus a swarm of gudgeon.
Maybe a bit more fishing tomorrow, there are some decent carp around here, not that they will show up for me, but sitting in the sunshine, who cares.
Watch this space...........