We pulled ropes from rings at 07.55 and made the short hop over to the Tesco moorings at Rickmansworth. When ever a large supermarket is this close we always take advantage of it and do a big shop for heavy essentials (wine) .
All change at Copper mill lock. After filling with water below the lock we passed this new development which now seems to be finished. What we did notice here is that there seems to be a lot more water coming from under the new development than there used to be . Most of the flow used to come near the bridge and next to The Coy Carp pub.So after exiting the lock or water point you need to give it a bit of throttle to get through without being pushed onto the bank.
We soon got to Denham deep lock which Carolyn just hates . She doesn't like walking across the gates when the lock is empty as it is a twelve foot drop to the bottom. I have offered to do the lock but she is also not happy to be twelve foot down in a lock on the boat. In the end we got through with no problems.
After a good cruise we picked up this mooring a couple of hundred yards above Cowley lock .We have moored here several times before and have watched the boat opposite slowly deteriorate over that time . How sad it is to see that it has now sunk, I’m sure in it’s day it was a beautiful boat and someone’s pride and joy.
Tomorrow and it’s an early start. We plan to get on the services at Cowley lock then after filling and emptying drop down the lock and make the five and a half hour cruise in to London.