Journey North 22: Clayton Top – Priors Hardwick 

9 miles

I was working today and it rained all day but in the evening the skies cleared for a while so we made our way across the summit pound. 

However the rain clouds started to gather and we couldn’t outrun them, so James tried out his new waterproofs!

We tied up and ate dinner at about 8pm (eventually finding a bit of bank we could get close to) but we’re now ready to make an early start down Napton.

This evening we also had a lovely surprise – our friend Pete Tuffrey is a fantastic artist and boater who specialises in painting wonderful evocative canal scenes. He’d seen a photo James took on Facebook yesterday and created a beautiful painting based on it. He entitled it “The Honeymooners” and is giving it to us as a wedding present. We are delighted! 

Pete Tuffrey

The original photo

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2 thoughts on “Journey North 22: Clayton Top – Priors Hardwick 

  1. What a lovely present. x

  2. Kristel

    Congratulations on your marriage and wishing you every happiness for the future. Such a lovely painting of your lboat which much have been a delightful surprise. Having followed both your blogs I ‘m looking forward to reading about the next chapter in your life. Are you by any chance doing the BCN challenge. My husband and I are really honoured to be crewing for Sue & Richard on nb Indigo Dream. Will hopefully get to see mb Williw if you are in Birmingham.

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