Saturday 9th May
We joined friends Tony & Teresa on nb Teezy and Martin & Karen on nb Aria who are to be our travelling companions for the summer.
|Tony A, Teresa, Karen, Martin & Tony G|
Sav, Martin, Tony G, Tony A, Jan, Teresa, Karen & Briony
Tuesday afternoon we arrived in Limehouse and that evening went to The Grapes, a lovely old pub right on the river (literally, the waves lap against the cellar when the tide is up!). Sadly it's illustrious owner was not about. Briony, Martin & Karen's daughter, & her partner Sav joined us for a very enjoyable evening.
The following morning Mitch & Sarah joined us for a very sunny day through London on the Grand Union & Regents canals.
|We made them work!|
London can always be relied on for the weird, wonderful & simply BIZARRE!
After leaving Mitch & Sarah at Paddington Basin we set off to meet Aria & Teezy again on the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union.
|Aylmer & Aria at Bulls Bridge|
The 'Ricky' (Rickmansworth) Festival
On Friday we set off in mixed weather. Lovely when the sun was out but quite nippy when it clouded over. We had a long slow journey through the 'Ricky' Festival site. About 150 boats were already moored, some 3 & 4 abreast, ready for the festival which started on Saturday.
We managed to find a reasonable mooring just above Common Moor Lock where we were pleased to stop after a very long day.
We passed this boat last year. At that time the car was just sitting on the back, how strange we thought! It has now been welded on. Not sure it looks any better or what the point of it is. Does the car steering wheel steer the boat? Love to know WHY!
Friday 15th May