The weather early this morning wasn’t quite what was forecast but as soon as the heavy rain stopped about 7-am we set off. We’ve cruised though a few very light showers but nothing to write home about ... until this afternoon that is!
An unusual weir/overflow ...
... on the approach to ...
(not sure this link is correct as it doesn’t look that big/posh from the canal - anyone confirm?)
love the artwork!
A rather nice property just below the lock with a deterrent to visitors!
Wide Water Lock with its rather sad looking lock house although I did peep over the wall and there’s a lovely well kept garden below.
A very smokey exhaust on this rather new boat
I remember this marina from the last time we came this way in 2011 but don’t know what it’s called, it is at least a mile long ... (Harefield Marina - thanks Kath and Adam)
... and there’s a notice (middle right of the photo) informing that HS2 will pass through here - never, I hope
The large lakes of the Colne Valley are evident through the trees ...
... on both sides of the canal
The nine arch railway viaduct is the current rail route
Denham Deep lock’s cottage is now a teashop ...
... with what I think is the river Colne passing underneath the canal
We’re currently moored just down there
This is where nb No Problem had its new skin tank fitted just 12 months ago (11th Aug)
The very pleasant view from the rear deck ... before the rain came ...
... the thunder storm only lasted about 5-minutes; the noise on the roof was deafening!
The view down the roof!!
We shall probably stay here for a day or two as we’ve ordered some BETA spares (fan belts etc) from The Marine Engineering Services at Uxbridge Wharf which have not yet arrived and we certainly don’t want to be on the Thames without them.