TRIP TO LONDON
25th MAY to 30th JUNE 2002.
This journey took a bit of forward planning, as it was
to involve my son Lee, (for a holiday),
on the journey to London. My friends Ellen and John ( also for a holiday ) on the return to Newbury,
and passing through Teddington lock to suit the tide times needed for a passage to, and later from
Brentford. I also wanted to do a single handed trip onto the Lee and Stort Navigation.
My friends Ellen and John live close to the Grand Union canal, Paddington
arm at Northolt
25th May to 1st June. Newbury to Willowtree Marina.
A most enjoyable eight days, with no problems. The weather not that good
( whats new ? )
| 2cnd June to 7th June.
At Willowtree Marina.
Given a nice mooring, and the facilities are
first class. Toilets, showers, laundry, bistro and bar, and
On Tues 4th June with Ellen, John, Susan and Hayley we did a return trip
to Cumberland basin,
One thing that spoilt all the journeys along the Paddington Arm, Regents
canal and Hertford
| 8th June to 17th June.
Willowtree to Hertford and return, ( single handed ).
Along the Paddington Arm, Regents canal, Hertford Union canal ( only 1.25
miles long ) and up
In both directions I stopped overnight at London Canal Museum in Battlebridge Basin (pre-booked)
18th June to 23rd June. Willowtree Marina.
Relaxing in the marina, cleaning the boat inside and out, polished outside
and did a bit of regular
| 24th June to 30th June.
Willowtree to Newbury.
Set off with Ellen and John at 6-00 am to make sure we were at the Thames
lock, Brentford for
Now much busier on the Thames, with short delays at some locks, and moorings
much more in
All together a good trip, my longest, a total of 269 miles, 180 locks,
24 swing bridges etc.