Monday, March 07, 2005

Moving north on the Grand Union


We have managed to get up as far as Watford on sunny but cold days. Passing many miles of residential boats at Uxbridge and Rickmansworth. Got some diesel at the local boat yard and stopped for the night. Woke in the morning to find snow laying its white carpet and ice had formed a flat hard surface on the canal. Our friends T & M wisely cancelled their planned visit by car.

Snow on M2L

Post and Tesco

As the ice started to melt we pushed on up through the next lock crackling through the thin ice on the way. Ann & Sue went off to collect the post at the local P.O. but we had it sent to another further away! Ann returned to help us through the next lock as we were expecting another delivery from Sue returned later with the post and a box of flowers. Then the Tesco van arrived just as it started to rain! We all rushed about packing it all into both boats.

Cassiobury Park

Then moved up to the park through more ice and went for a walk through the trees. Quite pleasant in the late sunshine as the days are noticeably getting longer. Stayed two nights here but then woke to more ice and could not move till midday. On the way we saw this rather inadequate facility at one of the locks!

A facility ?

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