When the wet-stuff does finally stop for an hour or two, I’ve got to admit the countryside around Clattercote Wharf, Oxfordshire is currently looking at it’s very best.  There’s none of that overblown dying-back that warmer summers bring. This year the towpath is at its most vivid and most English, a truly green-and-pleasant-land.

Hinting at a bumper crop of blackberries to follow in six week or so, if we get a bit of sunshine to ripen them off!
Honestly there is a canal there somewhere! Claire sits on the long cabin surrounded by greenery….
One of Gregg’s scarecrows standing sentinel over a burgeoning crop of pumpkins…
Claire taming the boat and bringing it to a stand above Elkington’s Lock
Dropping through Elkington’s Lock, even the chamber sides are a covered in lush, green vegetation this Summer…
It’s so good to be outside…
A Summer evening settles down… no more storms today…
The graceful arch of the accommodation bridge on the approach to Varney’s Lock
The evening mooring…
More of those soon-to-be blackberries…
As darkness falls the back cabin becomes a temptingly snug retreat….

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s