Clouds in a Summer Sky
Living in an old steam boat on a river deep in the Welsh Borders has numerous charms, but the the Commander’s wife Priny is suffering from arthritis, a condition not at all improved by their water-based lifestyle. They take up an offer from Humphrey, the squire of Batch Hall, of a straight swap: their boat, the Batch Castle, for one of the Masters’ Cottages facing their beloved river.
The Castle is restored to river worthiness and starts plying successfully as the Cluny Steamboat Company to Shrewsbury and back. As a result it takes a good deal of profit away from a taxi firm in a local border town. The English owner of the firm, Sidney Acton, enlisting the aid of two corrupt Welsh councillors, plots against the new venture. Only time will tell if his sabotage attempts will bear fruit or blow up in his face…