We pulled pins at 07.15 from our mooring above Cowley lock and soon made the short hop down onto the services above the lock. We filled with water and emptied cassettes before dropping down the lock at 08.05. We now have a five and a half hour lock free cruise to our booked mooring at Rembrandt gardens in Little Venice , London.
Passing through Alperton and it was good to see these volunteers cleaning up the towpath.Although there are a few boats moored here it’s not somewhere we have ever stopped before and have always been put off by the beer cans ,beer bottles,litter and Graffiti.
We always love crossing the North circular and always stop to take a picture or two and to let number one ships dog Hamish stretch his legs . Today it was no different with the traffic in the left hand lane at a standstill ….Such a shame !!
After a most enjoyable cruise we arrived dead on time after five and a half hours cruising at Rembrandt gardens. As it was One thirty our mooring should have been empty and ready for us, but as you can see there was a boat on it. A call to Canal and River Trust and they said they would try and sort it. Luckily after an hour the boat moved and we got onto our mooring. Within ten minutes of mooring Carolyn said goodbye and was off to Paddington and then on the number 23 bus in to Oxford Street and Regents Street. No doubt I wont see much of her over the coming days.