As we cruised on the weather just got better and with the fire lit Derwent6 turned into a furnace.We were also surprised to see more moorings going in on the Barby Straight, and we learnt that this will be another full blown marina due to open this year (we know someone who is working there). (http://www.barbymoorings.co.uk/)
With the sun out it was quite nice going down through Hillmorton Locks but the wind made it a bit tricky.
We always get the problem of hirer's opening up all four paddles here and not knowing what to do. It must be because these locks are all on their own and too far for the hire company's to take them through one. Perhaps good instructions on the gates might help. We then found a nice mooring along side the golf course where we can watch them all tee off. Hopefully we're out of sight of the flying balls, but we are looking down the fairway. We sat in the sunshine in the afternoon reading. During the day Al had been using all that heat to slow cook some gammon which we had in the evening...melt in your mouth stuff.. beautiful!!!!!!