Monthly Archives: July 2014

A quiet day in Bishop’s Stortford

I don’t think there’s any other kind of day in Bishop’s Stortford. It’s a pleasant laid back market town. It might have been different if we’d been here last week as we seem to have just missed a beer festival. Probably … Continue reading

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There is such a thing as a free lunch!

We finally left London last Friday and headed off towards the River Lee. It takes a while to pull clear of the city with its lines and lines of moored boats. After passing Enfield you start to feel that you’re in the … Continue reading

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A walk to Canary Wharf

Our final mooring in London was alongside Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets on the Hertford Union Canal. It’s a lovely spot but apparently, on occasion, local youths will scope the boats and break into the ones that they can see … Continue reading

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Goodbyes and hellos at King’s Cross

Sunday saw us leaving Camden and heading just up the canal to moor at the London Canal Museum which is a secure mooring that you can book in advance. The mooring is amazingly handy as it’s right beside King’s Cross Station. … Continue reading

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A birthday weekend in London (Part 2)

Our first stop on Saturday was to Bermondsey and the ‘Beer Mile’. Jamie’s friends run the Anspach & Hobday micro brewery and on Saturday it’s open to the public, along with other micro breweries in the area. It’s an incredibly … Continue reading

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A birthday weekend in London (part one)

We left Bull’s Bridge last Friday morning heading towards London with plans to pick up my grandson Jamie at Alperton – his first visit to the boat! He settled onto the roof happily and stayed there for the best part … Continue reading

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Down the tidal Thames and into London

Last Thursday we donned our life jackets and left Teddington at sparrows fart heading down the Thames on the ebbing tide. We were aiming for Brentford and then up the Grand Union to meet my daughter Ellie at Bull’s Bridge. … Continue reading

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