Above Cowroast lock

24 locks and 9 miles today. The day was dominated by the lack of water in the canal. The weather forecast was not very good, so we made our usual early start to get going before the expected rain. The problem wasn’t too much water on our heads, it was not enough under the boat. […]

Denham Bridge

Sorry for late update – no 3G last night, also no pics today, nothing worth taking! After topping up with water we left Little Venice just after 8:00 and retraced our steps along the Paddington arm back to Bull’s Bridge Junction. We then headed north on the Grand Union proper. This area of north London […]

Not moved

After a week or more of hot, dry days the weather broke this morning. It started raining about eightish and carried on all morning. So we stayed on board and chilled out reading magazines (me) and doing a jigsaw (Heddi). The weather cleared up after lunch so we decided to cycle the route around the […]

Kensal Green

15 miles and 10 locks. The boat moored behind us last night went past at about 6:30, we had breakfast and then started out. We did the lock at the bottom of the Hanwell flight on our own. We could see the other boat ahead in the next lock. He was single handed so waited […]


We are now off of the Thames and on the Grand Union canal, though strictly at this point it’s the river Brent. We left our mooring at about 11:00 for a slow chug down to Teddington lock to await the tide. The usual advice for narrowboats making the Teddington to Brentford passage is to go […]

Platt’s Eyot

Hot, hot, hot!! It has been about 35°C today – We haven’t coped well! We made our usual early start and it was a pleasant journey down through Staines, Chertsey, Weybridge and Walton on Thames. We started looking for a mooring at about noon and found this one at 12:30. It’s not particularly picturesque, opposite […]