Once the test was done, I headed to Heyford Fields to drop things off at Briar Rose. Then it was down to Wolverton Station, where Adrian was waiting having travelled up from London, and then to Thrupp Wharf to park the car. Adrian had booked a cab, which took us back to Heyford Fields.
The next job was to pay for the work we'd had done, and then we were off. It was about 4.15 when we reversed off the slipway mooring, and made the turn out of the marina. As we headed south, there were lots of signs of spring, including fields of oilseed rape.
We boated for about an hour, passing a few moving boats on the way. We've moored at a spot we've used before, just before Nightingale Bridge. Surprisingly, there was no-one else here; it's often packed.
The reason we've had to wait so long to get the boat back is because we were waiting for our new loo to be delivered from America. Our smelly tank has gone, and we've joined the composting club, with an Airhead toilet. We'll see how we get on with it!
3 miles, 0 locks.