I got a good early start after a night sleeping in the car. I was in the canoe and starting down the river by 7:00am after walking back to where we had left the canoe the night before. The weather was reasonable but a little bit windy.
All along the river bank there were these concrete fortifications that were built during WWll. My immediate thought was, "Homeland Security, UK WWll style." As I paddled along, the river began to be more active with narrow boats and cabin cruisers moored along the bank and the occasional boat travelling along the river. I passed through several locks before I reached my destination at The Swan Inn in Lechlade where I camped for the night, a paddle of 13+ miles.
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