Friday 9th September 2016

Next morning we decided to go back into town to get some silicon for the Zips on the canopy, they were very stiff, now they work a treat. Back to the boat avoiding the coffee shop.

Before we head off to Kintbury, we fill up with water and empty the sewage tank, a job we have never mastered before, but fortunately the instructions on the discharge machine are very clear and precise, so that all worked.
With five locks a very easy trip this morning, Geoff is still suffering, so he is still driving, he should be ok, by the time he gets back from Spain.
We found a place to moor up, and went for a walk in the very quiet village with attractive buildings by the canal, including a watermill and a canal side pub called the Dundas Arms.  We walked to the centre which was up on the hill, they have a tiny butchers, bakery, and a small supermarket.  We noted the bakery only opened twice a week, and that was Wednesday and Saturdays, so tomorrow we will be back to buy a Lardy cake.
After dinner on board, we walked back to the pub, where Geoff had a couple of beers and I had a large wine, we tried to guess the price, but we were both wrong, as it was £17.85, three drinks, that is so bad…..

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