Stopping at the quirky Barge Inn, Honeystreet…
..where the new owners were very busy on this warm Bank Holiday weekend. They had trouble getting the beer pumped through and we ended up with 3 samples of their beer . . hmm, nice! (1810, Croppie and London Pride)
But it all goes very quiet after sundown on the canal
Here’s Adagio moored very handily for the pub
There are some lovely boats (and some not so lovely!) – this one’s called Chasing Ducks
Passing Lady’s Bridge (1793 Lady Susannah Wroughton) attributed to Rennie
And then into a small lagoon called Wide Water, with some unusually-decorated boats.. and the usual patient heron
Plenty of wildlife … ducks with their young chicks . . always keen to pick up your breadcrumbs. Viv even bought a cheap loaf just for them.
Lots of blossom out
And a weird experience of sailing through a storm of tree pollen/flowers? (See video).
Viv enjoyed driving and is getting more confident
A very calm trip. No roads, no trains … oh, a few planes did interrupt the journey:
But it was serene! And good weather.
Wootton Rivers – awfully nice village, mainly adorned with thatched cottages – even the Royal Oak: