It was a wet start on Saturday morning, but, as we were on a schedule we set off anyway. By the time we reached Hillmorton and had lunch the rain had stopped and we stayed dry into Brinklow.
Sunday morning dawned fine and foggy with a hint of frost on the grass, first frost of the autumn.
It was a good drive south to deliver our guests home and we all had a great family gathering before preparing to return to Oakapple to continue our cruise.
I know that to most readers travelling by rail is 'old hat' but we have not done it for years. It was quite an adventure. Tickets online, numbered seats, things have certainly changed. Into Waterloo, a short hop on the underground and we were at Euston station looking for our Virgin train to Rugby.
Ten minuits after settling into our seats we were off, racing through the countryside. In a little over half an hour we spotted the Grand Union Canal at Weedon and soon after we were passing Whilton Marina, it's the fastest we have ever travelled up Buckby locks.
Less than an hour after leaving London we were getting off in Rugby, (who needs the HS 2 ? )
After walking into town and lunch in 'spoons' we found the bus to Brinklow, and we were soon back on board Oakapple.
Today, at last, we started our lourney north. Weather has been rubbish! Very heavy showers all day.Eventually moored up just after Bedworth, before the latest shower caught us. Good move, this one came with thunder and lightning along with the rain. Hope for better tomorrow.