Both boats have been moored on the moorings at Cowroast on Tring Summit for rather more than a week. This was all part of a master plan that intended to achieve all the following:
|It rained more than a little.|
2) To allow me to attend my GP surgery for some tests.
3) To allow us to attend and perform at a friend's wedding last weekend, involving getting to the Ludlow area whilst our main car was still where we commenced this trip, (don't ask!)
4) To perform with new Moon Morris at the Rising Sun pub, canal-side in Berkhamsted, last evening.
and (rather optimistically !)
5) To allow us to spend time on the boats doing further painting to spruce them up a bit.
|The lock where work was due - still raining hard.|
|Strange spider-legged crane - presumably to put the stop planks in?|
|There was little incentive to get going in this much rain,|
|Although I was walking the dogs here, so still not staying dry.|
|Half way through the stoppage there is little evidence of much work done.|
A final comment is that the Rickmansworth Festival is a fairly major waterways event, attracting boats from long distances away. CRT's decision to do this stoppage at this time more or less guarantees a lot of those boats visiting from the North may get caught up in it.
Cowroast to Berkhamsted
Miles per boat: 2.7, Miles both boats: 5.4, Locks:7
Total Trip Miles: 100.5, Locks: 39