Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Today we caught up with Jackie and John and enjoyed a couple of hours in the afternoon sun.
They presented Hilary with a birthday cake and then we had a social evening.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The latest video of our fifth crew member
 This evening we are moored just outside Yardley Gobian.
Got to get to Nether Heyford tomorrow to met up with Jackie and John.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Up to date picture of our crew member number 5
As we left Pitstone today we shared most of the locks today with Craig and Scott who had hired a boat for the weekend.
With their help we have managed to get to just outside Fenny Stratford.
Hope you lads managed to see the bridge where the Great Train Robbery took place, and enjoyed your lunch in the pub.

Whilst we were moored at Pitstone Wharf we caught up with Hilary's cousin Carol, Phil, Daughter Sam, Granddaughter Molly and Lexie the dog.
We had a buffet lunch and a catch up on more of Hilary's family history.
The moon last night was getting ready for the blood moon Sunday/Monday

Friday, 25 September 2015

An early start this morning as we left a sunny Berkhampstead to moor at the Marple Flight tonight.
Hoping to see some Kingfisher's in the Tring Cutting today but only saw the solitary heron

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Today we travelled into Berkhampstead, Hilary once again doing most of the cruising.
It made a change to stay dry despite a wet start to the day.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Yesterday Hilary took the controls as we left Rickmansworth and travelled  to the outskirts of Kings Langley.
Today now the leg is 95% healed I have taken my turn on the tiller as we are now moored at Winkwell swing bridge.

Monday, 21 September 2015

 Hilary was queen of the tiller today and cruised us to Rickmansworth, I have said now I can take a few more days off in the future.
Decided that the leg wasn't going to heal before the tablets run out so managed to get an appointment at a doctors tonight and he confirmed things were going in the right direction and prescribed another 10 days of tablets

Sunday, 20 September 2015

 Today we left Paddington after resting the leg for a couple of days, we needed to move on to get to Northampton to meet friends.
As the leg was not up to the journey Tim offered his services again and has cruised us from Paddington to Denham Deep Lock,this has allowed me to rest the leg most of the day.

 We arranged for Tim to help us cruise from Ponders End to Paddington Basin on Thursday, woke early as it was going to be a long day.
Thought I just felt cold from a chilly previous night only to realise that it was the start of another bout of Cellulitis, lucky antibiotics on board but it still meant that I would not be any help all day.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

As we left Waltham Abbey the World White Water games started with the crowds starting to turn up.
We managed to moor at Ponder's End before the deluge of rain started.
Later in the afternoon this bank of weed floated pass, one to lookout for tomorrow.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Well we are off on our journey back to Burton on Trent.
Tonight we are moored in Waltham Abbey facing the wrath of the weather tomorrow to get to Ponders End.

Monday, 14 September 2015

It was interview day for the fifth crew member as it our last day before we cruise out of Essex.
After seeing the pups Ray drove us back to Royden where we had some thing to eat before he took the car back to Braintree.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

 Caroline and James visited today and like yesterday we had a great meal in the Fish and Eels

Saturday, 12 September 2015

 Today Claire, Darren, Maisie and Poppy came to visit as we pulled out of Royden Marina to start our journey back to Burton on Trent.
Lunch was had in the Fish and Eels at Dobbs Weir.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

 Last night we had an evening with Doreen, John, Carol and Jim in the White Hart in Royden Village.
Today we have had Diane and Ken visit and had a cruise on the River Lee.

Monday, 7 September 2015

 My last surviving aunt lost her fight for life, passing away this morning.
R.I.P. Aunty Joyce

We also handed control of The Maisibert to Mavis and John today and had a cruise on the River Lee.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

 Today we continued our list of visitors whilst we are moored in Essex.
Today Rose and Graham visited with lunch in The Rye House pub.
We had a great day despite the water pump belt broke which meant a riverside repair had to be carried out.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Today we had a visit from Sue and Andy and we took a trip down the River Lee and had lunch in the Fish and Eel pub at Dobbs Weir.