Wednesday, 3 June 2009
June and a heat wave. Dropped the Tuplins off at a bridge hole going through Little Venice. No time to say goodbye but like Gandalf in Lord of the Rings I feel sure that they will return in our hour of need. Spent three lovely days at the Canal Museum including a day off – the hottest day of the year – and went swimming at the Lido in Hyde Park which was great. Made a ridiculous fuss out of getting off the mooring at the museum much to the consternation of the local boating inhabitants. Note to self – watch the wind, it makes a difference. What is the problem with the Camden trip boats? We met one in a tunnel and had to back out to let him past. No problem you would think but the tirade of foul mouthed abuse from the skipper was unbelievable, quite unjustified and in earshot of his customers in the boat. I send him love and light, forgiveness and the earnest hope that he gets happy soon. Then a very pleasant and leisurely journey to Brentford.