While filling with water at Coy Carp lock we finally met up with fellow bloggers George and Carol on their most impressive wide beam boat Still rockin’ . They kindly invited us on board for a cuppa and a look around . It certainly is a beautiful boat and the extra space the a wide beam offers is amazing. Maybe something to think about for the future.
After a night moored below Harefield lock we pulled pins at 09.10 and soon passed Harefield marina ,this is where the HS2 rail viaduct is planned to cross the canal. As you can imagine there are a lot of locals against it.
The next lock is Denham deep .So named as it is the deepest lock on the Grand Union canal at just over 11 feet. As you can see Carolyn was not that happy about walking over the gates with them being so high.
The last lock of the day for us is this one at Uxbridge. With the Art deco design building in the background and the side wash pushing you across the canal as you exit the lock its always an enjoyable experience passing through here.
After a couple of miles we picked up a mooring above Cowley lock and settled down for the night. Its a very early start in the morning as we have a bit of along cruise ahead of us .More about that in the next blog update