Day 11 turn around day back to GWA at Aynho.
I did bark too soon, it rained all night. I quite like the sound on my long kennel when it is raining and I quite like it at night. Since it was still raining when I got up, my bearded one seemed reluctant to be taken for his walk. My back doors were opened and I was encouraged outside to attend to my ablutions etc.
Today we are going to reach our target distance close to Oxford and therefore we are going to turn around at Enslow, just an hour further south. They have planned the next two weeks to re-trace our journey stopping at favorite and some different locations and weather permitting to linger a little, perchance to paint as we have left a bit longer for this leg..
My bearded one donned his condom suit as he calls it the better to keep dry if the precipitation persisted. In the event, although it was dark and threatening for most of the day, it remained dry albeit for just one shower. This seemed to please him that he had made the sartorial effort.
Fortuitously after a good day’s cruise and quite a lot of walking through the loveliest countryside and without a breath of wind (always a bonus on a long kennel), just as he was muttering about packing it in for the day, we arrived at The Great Western Arms at Aynho – again! We were a little early for supper and so my bearded one attended to one or two maintenance jobs that long kennels need from time to time. This is one of my favourite pubs (see photo GWA). Here I get treated as I deserve here – royalty. I am welcomed with enthusiasm and am allowed to sit on guard by or under the table of my “staff” and I get treats.