Today lived up to its name, with sunshine from dawn to dusk. We started the day by walking to the end of navigation at the Round House, it is here that the Thames and Severn canal leaves the River Thames under a typical canal bridge. This canal has not been navigable for many years, but its restoration along with other Cotswold canals is planned, but not without some major difficulties, like the 3817 yard long Sapperton Tunnel, which is blocked by roof falls in several places. However when complete this will provide another great cruising ring, but sadly not in our cruising life time.
The right of navigation continues another three miles to Cricklade, but only smaller craft can continue, we did on foot, but only as far as the little church at Inglesham. The day and the surroundings couldn’t have been bettered anywhere in the world, the lichen covered stones of the church walls, birds chirping, clumps of bluebells, cowslips, buttercups and cattle mooing, the shading trees, just to mention a few of my favourite things.
We returned to SKYY and put the fold up chairs on the rear deck, had lunch with an Old Lech and felt really privileged to be sitting in such a beautiful place.