At Uxbridge lock , Canal and River Trust were painting the lock. There were 13 people with paint brushes and the gates and balance beams looked immaculate. Isn't it strange that when you get anywhere near a city or town there is no expense spared with maintenance and then when you are out in the country or some backwater somewhere they don’t seem to give a toss about maintenance.
We eventually picked up this mooring just below Cowley lock at 13.00 . With Molly needing a vet we found one about 3 miles away , so Carolyn had to get a taxi to take her and molly to the practice. Nothing is ever simple when you live on a boat and you don’t have transport.
We are now within striking distance of London and as we did last year we intend to leave this mooring early in the morning and hopefully pick up a mooring in Paddington basin.
We pulled pins from Cowley Peachy at 05.50 on Wednesday morning. With the temperature down to 10 degrees it was on with the long trousers and winter jumpers. After a couple of hours the temperature started to rise and we saw this chap soaking up the sun.
About 20 seconds after mooring Carolyn and her apprentice shopper Curly headed for Praed street and Edgeware road for a bit of retail therapy and Granddaughter training.
With Daughter Chloe coming to join us on Friday and niece Sally and her daughter Orla coming on Sunday we will certainly have a busy and exciting time in London.