6am Wednesday morning and we’re nearly ready to untie the ropes
… the sun is already strong and the temperature later here at Rickmansworth is forecast to be in the mid 30s - too hot for me!
We need to use the services before we continue our journey so George reversed Still Rockin’ to the services immediately below the lock. We went early hoping that no boats were going to come down the lock and as luck would have it, they didn’t!
Love the name of this widebeam!
Can anyone help me with information regarding this house and monument(?) by bridge 175 on the Grand Union (could the red cross be something to do with the knight templars?)
Beautiful old barns, not renovated to residential properties for a change
Work going on on at the boatyard on this big old hopper, I wonder what it will eventually become? Perhaps we’ll see on our way back up the GU for our winter cruising later in the year
Looks like a cross between a mallard and a mandarin duck.
CRT at Copper Mill Lock - the rod between the ground paddle and the ratchet post has broken and he’s waiting for a replacement to arrive - someone will have to then get into the lock to replace it - he says it will not be him!
Leaving the lock and it’s time to up the power to get through the turbulent water coming across the canal
… here, and
There is usually a white-water slalom course marked out on this short stretch from the bridge but not today.
The Coy Carp - that’ll be dinner sorted then!
By 9:30 were safely tied up, the weather is getting hotter as well so we’ve decided to reserve our energy and just relax and try to stay cool. The temperature on the roof mid-afternoon was an egg frying 49 degrees but this still gives a good indication of the heat.
We did have dinner later at the pub and very disappointing it was too. We both had steak, George a rump and me a fillet but it was burned on the outside and I could only taste the burned meat. So George and Molly ate mine, the chips were good though!