Ten Bob Note



Date: 28th July 2009
Location: Little Venice, London GPS: - N051.52219, W0.18697
Miles today: 1  -  Locks today: 0  -  Total miles: 33  -  Total Locks: 15 Phone: - Good (S4), HSDPA




An early start today. We were just about out of water and didn’t want to loose our space in Paddington Basin so got up early (05:45) to move back to Little Venice to fill up with water. The idea being to return to our space before someone else grabbed it. There were no free spaces in the basin last night – busy.

Just as the tank became full, a boat further along the line at the 14 day Little Venice visitor’s moorings move off so we jumped into the space before someone else grabbed it. Believe it or not, 3 other boats passed us by while we were at the water point, all on the go before 07:30.

Anyway, here we are, un-planned, moored at Little Venice for a while. No idea as to how long we will stay but we have up to 14 days if we wish. If we do want to stay here longer than 5 days, the challenge will be moving for water and returning without loosing the mooring spot. It’s always very busy along here.

View from the window

Little Venice

Colourful - nb Ellie May

nb Ellie May

Fleming - discovered penicillin here at St Mary's hospital, Paddington


Fountain in Hyde Park


Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe

Memorial in Hyde Park to the 07-07-2005 bombings

Memorial 07-07



Nice 'tug style' narrow boat

nb NutGone

nb NutGone

nb NutGone

A couple of 'stretches'

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