Day 10 Aynho to Akeman Street
Summer just might have returned to this rural part of Oxfordshire, but I don’t wish to bark too soon. It was sunny first thing and we woke up for the first time without guests and so I just took my bearded one for his early morning walk alone.
I over-heard them both talking and the plan today is to continue south for at least another day because we have the time (slightly ahead of schedule) the weather is promising and the countryside is very beautiful, in fact my bearded one says this section today is considered to be the most beautiful stretch on the Oxford but possibly (according to him) the whole waterway system even! He admits to being a bit emotionally biased as this was where he first fell for canal cruising 340 dog years ago when he had a smaller long kennel called Solomon that he kept nearby.
The weather has remained dry but a bit overcast. In the early afternoon we arrived and moored at one of my bearded one’s very favorite spots; a disused cement works that closed 630 dog years ago! Now a delightful picnic area in the middle of a wild wood next to the river Cherwell. This is where an old Roman road called Akeman Street crosses the canal. (Hence the address above) My photo today is me giving my long haired one a few tips on painting a picture. This is a special mooring with lots of walking and smelling opportunity for me painting and blackberry picking for them and I am happy to report that we are staying here for our overnight stop.