Saturday, 19 June 2010
17th June - MOVING DAY
Had a glorious day’s boating down from Marsworth to Hillingdon. Set off at six am with swirls of mist on the canal and no one about. Past Cow Roast where we broke down for the first of many times last year. Tyseley in great form this year, running cool, riding high. Getting through the locks at a great pace – doing a journey that even according to Chris Clegg’s Canal Time Map should take 14 hours in only 11, very unusual for us to beat Mr Clegg. Seeing the clear waters and the water lilies of the lower Grand Union again and ending up at the Coy Carp opposite the Hillingdon Narrow Boat Project at 6 pm. We even had an hour for lunch. A perfect summer’s day.