We arrived here on Sunday afternoon after a good run down from Hunton Bridge where we stayed Saturday night. Weather was a bit dismal and damp but we caught up with a boat we had travelled with on Saturday and shared a couple of locks with her. We have christened the young lady Marnie, a name some may recognise. Her boat is quite old and she is taking it to London to continuously cruise in her words: bridge-hop in mine.
On Saturday morning we were in Hemel Hempstead, or more accurately, Apsley. We moored by Sainsbury's which is not a spot we would have chosen to spend the night but it did afford easy access for a friend in a wheelchair to visit us.
Thirty minutes after we left Circus Field last Wednesday a package arrived in the post for us and this was given to Fiona and David who were following us a day or two later on their converted butty, Benbow. As they were spending a couple of nights in Berko I caught the bus over there on Saturday morning and collected it from them whilst M was delivering birthday cards and buying provisions.
|Photo by Gerald from Hampshire Rose|
To continue the back to front theme of this post, here is a picture of us leaving Circus Field.
Yes, we started our cruise this year in reverse.
|Photo by Gerald of Hampshire Rose|
The mooring arrangements in Circus Field explains why we reversed out of the marina.
We will endeavour to continue our journey in froward gear.