Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Tuesday 30th June 2009

Hertford Link (which avoids Limehouse Basin) Popular moorings for live-aboards.
We had an early start and left our mooring at 0715hrs to try to get a few hours travelling under our belt before it became too hot. This was the homeward journey so we knew what to expect in respect of scenery and river conditions.

The sun has really strengthened the weed on the River Lee in London. BW will have to do something soon as we have noticed pennywort weed which is very invasive and a real problem to navigation.
We had a better system in place keeping all the blinds closed in the boat and I stayed inside relaxing while Tom was at the helm. I then went outside to help at the locks.

We made two short stops but kept going until we reached Limehouse Basin at 1630hrs. The visitor moorings were packed solid but we managed to get on our booked mooring a day early.
Absolute bliss - a tepid shower and clean clothes, then a walk along the Thames looking at the activities on the water and finally a couple of drinks in the pub.
We are off to Italy now with Lottie and Lee to make final wedding arrangements, so no posts for a few days.

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