We’ve enjoyed our stay near Packet Boat Marina, it’s quiet enough with little foot or cycle traffic on the towpath but close enough to all the amenities a boater needs.
We had a very pleasant day yesterday with ex-boaters Jacquie and Mac who used to cruise on nb SKYY (Mac is currently building a kit-car click here for his current blog). We met up with them at the Paddington Packet Boat Inn for lunch and then back onboard for a cuppa and a ‘nosey’ around Still Rockin’. Some good stories were told and lots of laughter - a good time was had and we hope to meet up with them again during the warmer months of 2015.
We’ve had some very cold mornings
… some with a heavy frost too
… but now we’ve said cheerio to our colourful neighbour
… and set off for the first of today’s two locks; looking back at Cowley Lock
… and also looking back at Uxbridge Boat Centre where we filled up with diesel, gas, coal, oil and new mooring pins (a very strong man, who shall not be named, bent both our extra long ones being determined to hammer them thoroughly into whatever it was that was not so easily penetrated!)
Second lock at Uxbridge
… where I’m on lock duty (oh, to be able to control those curls!)
Just 2.5 miles today, a bit closer to our Christmas destination, we pulled over about half a mile below Denham Lock at Willowbank.