Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Watford Locks

Wednesday 10th July 2013
We did another long day today. Our plan was to clear Watford Locks before mooring up for the night.
6.30 this morning saw us reversing from our mooring to the facilities area. After filling with water, dumping rubbish and chucking a can, we set off through the stop lock and back onto the summit pound.
The sun shone brightly up until about 10.00 o'clock when the clouds, which had been forecast, started to roll in and the day cooled dramatically.
There were a lot more boats out and about today. We had been surprised yesterday that we only passed two moving boats all day, I lost count today.
At the top of the 7 Watford Locks we took our place as No. 4 in the queue to go down. This gave us a chance to have some lunch.
Finally the last of the boats in front had started down. The keeper had told us to start down after the three ahead of us, but to stop after the first lock and wait for the up convoy to clear the staircase of 4 locks, which is the main flight here.
We finally cleared the locks at about 3.15, and we're now moored up for the night just below the flight.
Something seems to have gone wrong with Google Maps as I can't get it to past a link to our present position into this blog.

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