SUNDAY 21ST JUNE 2009
Caroline and Steve, who had joined us way back at the beginning of this trip, had been threatening to do so again, but this time they were going to bring the whole family. Daughter Carli and boyfriend Cedric, plus sons Chris and Cameron. We agreed to meet them at Marsworth, and unusually for us we left our lovely mooring (with satellite reception) at 8.30 in the morning and headed back up the Wendover Arm, onto the Grand Union and instantly down the flight of six Marsworth locks. We were fortunate in finding a mooring by the reservoir, this is a lovely open situation and very popular with walkers, twitchers and dogs.
The White Lion pub, did the eight of us proud and the little Tea Shop provided ice creams for desert. The young people were not satisfied with just sitting about on SKYY, they wanted to get going and Jacquie knowing that tomorrow we would be heading down the sixteen locks of the Aylesbury Arm, thought it might be a good wheeze to use their enthusiasm to start us on our way. Five locks later we found an idyllic spot to moor and we walked back with them to the car park and yet again there was another fond farewell after a lovely afternoon.