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Wednesday 17th October 2007

Location: Teddington, London, Thames

Today: 7 miles, 7 locks. Total distance: 782 miles.  Total locks: 505

Nice bright day, cool at times. Terrible t-mobile 3g reception here - good signal but drops out every few minutes.

Some heavy rain during the night but it cleared away by 07:00. A very nice day for mid October.

Pulled the pins around 08:00 and headed back down the Wey to the Thames. Handed in the windlass at Thames Lock and was refunded the £15 deposit.

Phoned the lock keeper at Teddington to find out the time of the tides tomorrow. High tide is around 07:20 so we have been advised to pass through the lock at 07:00 to run with the tide down to Limehouse. The weather forecast is good so fingers crossed. An early start is required tomorrow!!

The lock keeper gave us a free booklet with some very handy advise on travelling down the tidal Thames to Limehouse. The book is titled “London Tideway Handbook 2 – Downstream edition” and is well worth reading before travelling down the tidal Thames.

We were advised to contact the Limehouse lock keeper to advise him of our plans – we did this late this afternoon. He has asked us to call him on VHF channel 80 when passing under Tower Bridge and to make sure that we keep a listening watch on channel 14 which is London VTS ( a bit like the coast guard for the Thames through central London).

We must get the life jackets out and read the instructions before the morning!!

Current mooring - just above Teddington locks

The Anchor pub we ate in yesterday at Pyrford

A boat named after me !!!

Hampton Court

Various house boats

 
   
 

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