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Apr 9, 2019 - Croxley Park

We had a late start yesterday - it was raining most of the morning, so we waited until it stopped. Then headed to the Tesco Supermarket mooring and did the shopping. Had lunch and then proceeded to dismantle the wheelhouse again. Under the bridge to get water and then into the lock. 3 locks later we managed to find somewhere to tie up that was secure. That was 5pm. So after putting the wheelhouse back together and going for a short walk it was 6pm and time to prepare dinner. A rest day today and it's a bit miserable outside, misty and...

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Apr 7, 2019 - 5 mile walk

A dull day weather wise, a bit misty and every now and then a light drizzle. WE set off to walk the 5 miles to Watford along the Ebury Way, once the Railway line which has been made into a walking track. We made it into Watford, had lunch a look around the centre and then caught a bus back to Rickmansworth. We got back just before some heavier rain started.

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Apr 5, 2019 - Breeeding Season

The birds are making some very loud noises at present, we'll be glad when they have all finished mating. Here is a little bit of the history of Rickmansworth. It dates back to Roman times and because of its prominent position at the confluence of 3 rivers - The Chess, Gade & Colne rivers, it grew to a sizeable town gaining its royal charter in 1542. The canal was built in 1797 and there were 5 paper mills and a brewery in town. The railway was built in 1862 by Lord Ebury and became known as Ebury Way after the line closed in 1981.

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Apr 3, 2019 - The Aquadrome

We're moored adjacent to the Aquadrome. So we took ourselves off for a walk today. It's made up of 2 lakes that were once gravel pits. So we walked around one lake and saw the waterskier - bit chilly to be doing that I thought. It was nice in the sun which came out intermittently - better than the horrendous weather they forcast for today, the top of the country was expcting snow, hail and all sorts of other nasty things. ...

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Apr 1, 2019 - Another day another lock (or 4)

Here's the first of the mile posts to Braunston. We decided not to dismantle the wheel house this morning and see how far we got - we made it throught the first 3 bridges but the 4th stopped us. Spotted the first youngsters today - spring has sprung. We saw quite a few spring lambs on our journey back from Dover the other day. We passed through this lovely old Railway bridge. Look at the size of this bumble bee which flew into the boat and I had to get it out without hurting it....

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Apr 23, 2013 - Arriving in London / Rickmansworth

We enjoyed a relaxing flight from Portland to London Heathrow thanks to upgrading our seats (at great cost). We arrived at noon and were met by Charlotte's boyfriend Anthony and his stepmom Sue, who picked us up and drove us back to their home in Rickmansworth (about a 30-minute drive from the airport). The Newcombs have a beautiful multi-level flat in a building overlooking rolling green hills and a little babbling brook. It's a fantastic place for their cat to poke around. Rickmansworth is a commuter town with a population of around...

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