We stayed put at Copper Mill Lock until this morning. Yesterday Kev washed and waxed the towpath side of the boat while I cleaned inside. When we had finished our cleaning etc, we were going to walk back to Rickmansworth to the festival as it was such a lovely day, but with the Coy Carp pub close by we changed our plans and saved our legs and had a shorter walk to the beer garden there.
Jaz is getting used to having her photo taken!
This morning we didn't have far to go to our first lock as we had moored close by, just before the lock landing. Once we were down through the lock we filled with water as the water point is just below the lock and then made our way down the next 2 locks. I am really dissapoined that all the photos that I had taken today with the camera are nowhere to be seen! As I took the memory card out I noticed that it wasn't in properly! Anyway I knew that when we got to Denham Deep Lock that there would be a boat that we know, I had a comment on my last post from Gary & Della Nb Muleless telling us they were moored above the lock so when we arrived we tied up for a bit and had a cuppa & a natter with Della & Gary. We then said our good byes and followed another boat into the lock and shared the next lock Uxbridge lock with them too. They carried on ahead of us as we then turned into Denham marina for diesel which was 54pence per litre. We then reversed out of the marina and turned the boat South in the direction of Cowley Peachey but moored for something to eat before carrying on and, when we got to Cowley Lock we were going to empty our cassettes at the services there but there was volunteer lockies at the lock and a trip boat already in it and they waved us to go in so we did. The lady on the tiller of the trip boat told us not to use the services there as there were better ones further on through bridge190 at Packet boat Marina, so we took her advice and stopped there. We didn't go much further as we had been told by Gary & Della that there was a Tesco behind some new looking flats and that to get to it you just have to walk through the carpark which is below the flats. They weren't wrong we are now moored at the entrance to the carpark and it is literally 5minutes to actually be in the Tesco!