Ten Bob Note  

Thursday 25th October 2007

Location: Watford, Hertfordshire, Grand Union

Today: 4 miles, 5 locks. Total distance: 844 miles.  Total locks: 532

Cold grey damp day. Good t-mobile 3g reception here.

It turned out to be a bit noisy where we were moored last night. The wide beam boat in front of us and the one behind were running their engines for battery charging until quite late.

Pulled the pins around 08:30 and moved the half mile to the Rickmansworth Tesco so that I could pick up the papers and a few odds and ends. There is a mooring right outside the Tesco main door.

Headed on northward and just happened to noticed a pile of wood in the undergrowth so I pulled in and picked it up (photo below). After mooring and having lunch, I fired up the generator and used my electric saw to cut the wood into logs. I was almost finished when the saw broke. Have had the saw for well over ten years and it has had a hard life so I can’t complain about it dying the way it did. Need to look out for a new saw now.
We are moored beside Casiobury Park on the outskirts of Watford, quite a nice mooring spot but loads of dog walkers, cyclist and runners as you would expect being so close to a large population. Still looking forward to getting back up north and into the country.
All in all, the journey so far from London has been much nicer scenery wise than we expected, much more greenery than we thought there would be.

Current mooring - the white patch on the ground is sawdust from cutting up the wood.

Floating homes

Floating home

Floating Shed

What a mess!! There is no roof on it

Another skip

Strange boat with lots of windows

Strange Boat

Found a load of wood



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