The first cruise of the year along the Oxford Canal today in pretty overcast conditions but by the time I'd moored up for the night the sun came out to produce a glorious afternoon. It's always great to be back out on the cut, memories of the four or so years we were out permanently, in fact we really should do it more often!
Moored up for the night in one of our favourite spots!
One of the benefits of mooring up, literally in the middle of nowhere, is the fact that your boat actually becomes a hide. In fact its starting to pay off already with a stunning Yellowhammer singing in the nearby tree. Lots of Orange Tip butterflies on the wing this afternoon and I've also heard Oystercatcher calling on a few occasions so I'm assuming there may be a nest quite close by!
Gorgeous Yellowhammer at the mooring - Almost Canary like!
In such lovely conditions this evening I'm looking forward to a walk at dusk, maybe a few Bats, or even a Barn Owl!