We left the Wendover arm early on Wednesday morning and had problems passing the flour factory. Instead of going around the sharp corner Inca just kept going straight towards the factory. The water levels had dropped so much that the bow just dug into the bottom and would not turn. After lots of revs and a lot of manoeuvring we finally got out of the arm but it was shallow all the way out.
When we got to Cowroast (not a place to get a roast meal but a resting place for cows many years ago)we went to the marina chandlers to pick up a few bits and pieces and the guy in there said they where fed up with asking Canal and River Trust to put the pumps on as the level in the marina kept getting so low...... Maybe there are water shortages up here on Tring summit.
On Thursday morning it was another early start as we wanted to get a bit of a move on for a change.
We are now moored for the weekend at south Harefield and have been spending our time doing nothing but sitting in the sun .With the temperature hitting 27 deg on Saturday and the forecast saying even hotter on Sunday we are happy here.
There also seems to be more Red Kites here. We have been watching them come down into the housing estate opposite.
With the sun as it is at the moment the batteries are full at 09.00 and we have so much power through the solar panels we don't know what to do with it all. Still better that way than having to run the engine for hours every day.