Messing about on the river……

…..or to be more precise, on the Grand Union and South Oxford canals.

It’s good to be together!

We have just spent three days with our good friends Paul and Lynn on their beautiful narrowboat. It was a first for us and full of fun and some interesting lessons. In addition to acquiring some new skills, we had a moment of having to deal with the scorn, swearing and shouting of one boat owner when our manoeuvres didn’t go quite to plan: which required lunch and laughter to recover and restore peace and perspective. We met so many other lovely people, however, that it brought to mind the words of Henri Nouwen about the connection with others as a friend, a supporter and a fellow traveller being most important of all. Thank God for all sorts of people.

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