Before we set off from Hunton Bridge on the Monday evening, there was a bit of a drama regarding speeding boaters. A charity boat (who should have known better) sped past us during the storm releasing several boats and our's (but not entirely) from their moorings. Richard and some other moorers rescued the freed boats, which were having a lovely drift down with the current (river fed bit), and then had to secure our boats back as well. I spoke sternly to one of the owners as we went past them the next morning at Apsley, what good it would do...
I walk to get the next lock opened for Richard, but what a lovely morning!
Boxmoor Top lock after going through Hemel Hempstead
Rising Sun at Berkhamsted
Port of Berkhamsted sign on the approach to the town. We moored further on on the visitor moorings. I had a prescription to collect (which was an ordeal in itself as our surgery doesn't do Electronic Prescriptions..) Anyway Boots were fab and sorted the order out, I had put in over a week before as an emergency. Big relief!
Leaving Berkhamsted moorings in the morning early doors..
Approaching the Gas 2 locks
Percy standing at the lock patiently waiting for something
Marsworth Junction ~ these locks were a pain to do as I had to run on ahead to the next lock to fill it so that Richard could go straight in. Luckily, a lockkeeper lady met us at lock 4 and did the filling for us on the last 3, saving me a lot of energy!
Grove Lock at Leighton Buzzard
The Globe pub
We overnighted just up from Tesco on Wednesday night after doing a mahoosive amount of shopping in Aldi!
Soulbury Locks and no water ~ actually it was emptier than this, but we had started refilling just as a locky arrived.
Leaving Soulbury 3 locks
Moored for trading in Stoke Bruerne for the Bank Holiday!
We had overnighted just below, in the long pound at Stoke Bruerne on Thursday evening, but grabbed a space as a boat moved off first thing in the morning.
Come and see us, hopefully recovered by now, (the meal on Thursday night in The Boat Inn helped!) on our mooring just up from the museum. Hopefully the next few weeks will be a bit calmer....