Things are beginning to look a bit crazy in Braunston. The big old boats are arriving for the historic boat rally at the weekend, and they are already moored three abreast along the main drag. Arriving in late morning we picked our way through what was left of the canal width and managed to hit nothing as we passed.
A quick wave to Jim and Sarah on Chertsey as we came through. Jim seemed to be busy slapping black paint on the top of gunwales - in the rain! - how desperate is that?
Of course there is nowhere for us to moor within the main bit so we now find ourself in a pleasant spot round the bend and "behind" the village. From this angle, you can't help comparing Braunston with Napton. In both cases the village sits high on a hill while the canal sweeps round in an arc. Once out of the busy, boaty bit, the Braunston hill has ridge and furrow pastures just like Napton.