We were staked and its a stony bank, the stern is sticking out but as we tend to say, "It's a great mooring for a river" and are pleased with it.
David had several jobs to do in addition to fetching the car and the first thing we did was to go and buy brunch at The Napton Post Office, this used to be an ordinary post office but now it serves great coffee, fresh croissants, pastries, pies, tarts, cakes and locally made cider from three doors away.
I had an almond croissant David chose a black pudding scotch egg plus a basket of other treats and off we skipped on a boiling hot day to the bottom lock to picnic. The Post Office is only ten minutes walk from the bottom lock so well worth the stroll if you, like me, love treats.
By the time wed finished it was boiling and we returned to WaL. I carried on with applying the varnish, I'm aiming for ten coats again.
During the afternoon the tranquility was severely disturbed by an almight roaring and this came into view....
It got closer
I quickly consulted my aircraft identifier and the answer came back quickly from manoeuvres on Salisbury Plain that it was a Gazelle helicopter.
The noisy brute could be heard by us for ages even when it was out of sight. It came from a farmhouse nearby. I mean who needs one? James Bond?
The back is sticking out a bit but a gorgeous mooring.
Supper was quiche with salad & passion fruit tart with clotted cream all from Napton Post Office.
Later on that almight rumberling roar began and deafened us again, as it returned and I made rude gestures I could see it had camouflage painted on. Why don't the things have silencers fitted?