SATURDAY 13TH JUNE 2009
Martin was making his way to Cowroast Marina for LUCILLE to be blacked and hopefully to have the cause of a wet bilge sorted. We traveled agreeably alongside through five locks with both Jacquie and Jacky jumping ship to LUCILLE between locks. I stopped for water on the way at a very awkward water point on the non towpath side, before lock 55. Trees and scratchy bushes overhung this 30 feet long mooring, making the whole process very difficult, however the consolation is that a petrol station is right alongside and after squeezing through the bushes I was able to buy some chocolate.
We both moored in Berkhamstead, under the shade from the park’s trees, below lock 53., the railway station was on the opposite side of the canal, which would be most convenient for Jacky to catch a train back home tomorrow.