Cosgrove

15 miles, 3 locks. Another early start because of the hot weather. We knew that we wouldn’t need to do many locks today, but we wanted to get a few miles ‘under our belt’. The second lock of the day was unusual for two reasons. It only has a rise of 1 foot and 1

Stoke Hammond

Both us and the Uncle Mort team wanted an early start because of the forecast hot weather to come. So last night we agreed on 6:00am. Just before six Andrew was about and moving fenders etc. We said our goodbyes and they chugged off. We pulled over to the water point to top up. It

Marsworth via Aylesbury

For the last few days we have been meeting up with boating friends old and new in Aylesbury. On Friday we started down the Aylesbury arm and at Wilstone we picked up Simon and Karen who had driven up from home in Gloucestershire. They helped crew us and Uncle Mort down the flight along with

Marsworth flight

4 miles 7 locks The plan for today was to go down the Wendover arm and spend the night there prior to doing Marsworth and Aylesbury in the morning. However some inconsiderate #$*$#*#* left a paddle up all night, so the Tring summit was very low in water. We met a C&RT guy who said

Cowroast

5 miles and 13 locks today. A day of mostly locks as we have only move five miles up the canal. A stop for lunch and a food shopping trip in Berkhampstead caused a bit of confusion. Our two boats were coming up and two others coming down, we were all aiming for the same

Winkwell

Only four miles and nine locks today. A later start as we knew it would only be a short day as we were heading for Uncle Mort’s mooring at Winkwell. Sainsbury’s provided us with an opportunity to top up supplies, whilst on their moorings we had lunch then pushed on. Three times today we came

Kings Langley

We had planned a 7:30 start, but it was raining and the forecast was for it to ease off. So Andrew suggested we wait until eight o’clock. It was still slightly drizzly but cleared up within an hour. A fairly uneventful day. We stopped for lunch briefly in Cassiobury park, then on to Kings Langley

Denham Deep Lock

After seven days of doing the touristy thing in London we were back on the move today. In convoy with Uncle Mort we set off at 7:00 back along the Paddington Arm to Bull’s Bridge junction, then north on the GU. We both managed to pick up a collection of carrier bags, plastic, string etc

Limehouse and Tower Bridge

No, you needn’t get excited, we didn’t do the tidal stretch out from Limehouse  basin. I wouldn’t want to today with the high wind whipping up the waves. We took the tube and DLR  to Limehouse, wandered about a bit then, by chance,  a dutch barge was going out onto the tideway so we watched

The Canal Museum and a bike ride

Yesterday started with a bus ride  (No. 205 ) to Kings Cross to visit tne London Canal Museum (http://www.canalmuseum.org.uk/visit/index.html). A very pleasant morning was spent there. We walked back via Camden Market, where we had a good browse around and lunch. Then a walk back to Rembrandt Gardens. Today we took the bikes and cycled