After a wet night at Kings Langley we pulled pins at 08.50 and soon got to the new build by Linden homes at Nash mills Wharf. With prices starting at £295,000 for a two bedroom flat I don't think we will bother.
Now this is something that really
pisses us off annoys us . Both the locks at Nash Mills had been left with the top gates open and all paddles up .The rules are simple, Close all gates and drop all paddles unless otherwise instructed. There is no need at all for this, they are just lazy no good gits and obviously not true boaters.
With rain starting again and not wishing to get wet we picked up this mooring just below Boxmoor lock at Hemel Hempstead. With the mooring being close to the town Carolyn soon had her backpack on and was off to explore the shops. The report that came back was that its a good town for shopping with a very good diversity of shops.
Its 3 weeks since we last filled with Diesel from Phil and Mary on their fuel boat Hyperion, so as they were passing we thought we would top up with diesel and get 6 bags of coal, as always we try and support the coal boats as much as we can and if possible use them instead of marina’s. In the 3 weeks since we filled up we have covered 62 miles into London and back plus run the engine to charge the batteries when not travelling. The engine has run for 76 hours and we have used 75 litres of diesel which works out at about a litre an hour (Beta 43 engine). The diesel from Hyperion is 67 pence a litre so not a bad price.
We will have another day here before continuing on our cruise North along The Grand Union Canal.