The kids are borrowing the boat this weekend. I fear they may get rather warm. Herbie is pretty well insulated but if the temperature rises like they're telling us, I'd rather be at home. I think they plan to stay in the marina, which is not a bad idea as there are nice shady spots and electricity to run the fridge which will be working hard. You'd hope that the solar panels would keep it all going, but being adherents to Sod's Law, solar panels don't work so well if they get hot. Typical!
I hear that the feeder stream to the Coventry canal has dried up so CRT are stealing water from the North Oxford - just the thing that Sutton stop lock was there to prevent in the old days. Hey ho. I suspect that we will be seeing lock restrictions before too long if this weather keeps up. Shallow canals like the South Oxford, the Ashby and the Macclesfield are going to suffer.
I took a butchers at CRT's reservoir figures for June and quite a few of them are at or close to historic low levels. It looks like if you're looking to stay out of trouble, head for the BCN or the GU North. The Lancaster is also OK but you'd have to get there via the Leeds and Liverpool which is not.
Stay cool (if you can).