Thursday, 25 June 2015

And we’re off …..

Happy, Happy, Happy!
We spent 10 days at Apsley during which time I attended my last hand therapy session at Hemel Hempstead Hospital.
Before leaving we had a final top-up of fuel from Jules Fuels, this is them coming back up from Nash Mills the following day to start their trading cycle once more and I know that they would have it no other way! 

After reversing to use the services we moved down 4 locks to our usual mooring just before Kings Langley where we stayed for 7 days 

Kings Langley’s All Saints Church has a modern hall on the back but was unfortunately locked up so we didn’t have a chance to look around.  The High Street is very pretty with lots of independent shops and cafes … a good way to spend a very pleasant hour or so.

Whilst moored there George travelled by bus back into Hemel to keep his appointment the dentist and had his stitches removed.  He doesn’t have to return there now until September 

 …. so …. we’re free …… yippee!

 So an early start this morning leaving our mooring at 7 o'clock
 passing the resident heron waiting for his breakfast to come along




and some lovely gardens which back onto the canal


you may just be able to see the Mallard with what is probably her second clutch of ducklings in this garden


 I love this stretch of the Grand Union Canal around Abbots Langley and Hunton Bridge
 although a few of the bridges are at rather awkward angles to the canal
 and the pretty Grove Bridge looks good in the sunshine
 Grove Mill
 Mrs Mandarin with her chicks

3 ½ miles and 8 locks later at 11am we’re moored at Cassiobury, a place we love; our son is coming to visit and life is good.

4 comments:

Sandi said...

Hi, great to see you back on the move and you sound very pleased! Free at last! Xxx

Carol said...

Oh we are Sandra! xx

Marilyn McDonald said...

Excellent to see you back on the move - wish we were going to catch up again soon.
Just so you know, we now love the Thames and will be back next year for sure! How is the lovely Molly now her owners are off the sick list?
Big hugs to you both and a little pat and special treat for Molly,
Marilyn and David xox

Carol said...

Hi both, glad you’ve fallen in love with the Thames it’s a great place to spend summer so we hope to see you there in the future. Good luck with the rest of your cruising. xx