A nice bright morning so we were up and away quite early – well for us anyway! We said goodbye to Packet Boat Marina and headed to the Grand Union and Tesco – a grand total of 0.27 miles! We left Muffin on the boat on his own and we could still hear him barking as we went in the store doors! He was still barking when we got back to the boat but there were two dogs outside who were annoying him. I spoke to a couple who had been sitting close by and they said that he had been quiet until the dogs appeared. Hopefully he is improving however he chewed the USB extension lead which hangs in the window from the aerial on the roof to the mi-fi unit – so he had been on the table then!!
|Bulls Bridge Junction|
We went past Bulls Bridge Junction and onto new waters for us. It was a nice cruise down to Hanwell top lock. We haven’t done this part of the canal before and were pleasantly surprised at how green it is. There were some industrial units but mainly it was green and nice with quite a bit of open land.
|Police divers - not in wet suits|
|News reporter and camerawoman|
From the bottom lock it was only 2 more locks to the Brentford visitor moorings. Richard dropped me off before the A4 flyover and I walked up to see if there was any room. A boat was just pulling out so I phoned Richard and told him to get down quickly before anyone else came along! Of course the space was too short but fortunately the boat in front could be moved up a ring to make room – there was no one on board so we moved it for him. Richard saw the guy later who was fine with us moving his boat and said that he thought that he hadn’t left it in the new place!