Another bad night – but not as bad as the night before.
We had rain during the night and woke up to a lovely sunny morning. Our first lock was Latton Lock where there was another sculpture – The Mill by Nicola Burrell. There are five sculptures in total but I have only noticed three – I will look out for the other two on our way back.
|Sheering Mill Lock Cottage|
Spellbrook Lock was interesting as just before it is the lowest bridge on the navigation. The chimney was already down as there are other low bridges but this time we had to take the solar lights out of the plant pots and also take the two geranium plants off the roof as they would have been decapitated – the other plants went through with only a bit of a hair-cut! Also in the lock Richard had to go down the weed hatch but it was only a plastic bag with masses of weed attached to it.
|Richard down the weedhatch|
At Twyford Lock we had met a lady who insisted that we go to The Star in Bishop’s Stortford as there is a nice garden and does good food. So off we toddled. The garden is a typical town garden and food was dreadful! I had an overcooked burger and the ham in Richard’s ham, egg and chips was typical supermarket plastic ham – either we caught them on a bad night or the lady’s tastes are very different to ours! We popped into Sainsburys on the way back to Mary H and I stocked up on the heavy things – Doombar, Stella and Coca Cola (that’s mine!!!!). I will have to go back in the morning for the fresh food but it’s only a few minute’s walk from the boat.