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Blog Post No 37. In the time before the cancer Rose and I would travel every year to visit family ‘ down south ‘. To break the journey we would stay at a Caravan Club site in or near the Cotswolds for two or three nights. When using the Fosse Way the whole distance from Leicester to Cirencester the most convenient stop was the site at Moreton in Marsh.

Sometimes we would take the train to visit more distant locations but more often we would use the camper to tour around the local area to spend time in the charming villages. Amongst these were Upper and Lower Slaughter. Only a short distance apart never the less they were both completely different.

In this watercolour the river had just flowed past the mill and is about to go under clapper type bridges giving me the opportunity to photograph then eventually paint one of my favourite subjects —– water.

The juxtaposition of the mellow Cotswold stone houses, the trees and vegetation edging the slow running river made it well worth the framing up.