Monthly Archives: September 2014

Moored in Paddington Basin for a few days

I’ve really enjoyed the few days we’ve spent moored in Paddington. It’s an ideal base for exploring London and there’s quite a bit to look at around the basin. Just down from the entrance to Paddington Station stand these two larger than … Continue reading

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A visit to Greenwich and a move to Paddington Basin

The visitor moorings at Limehouse are for 24 hours only and we’d already spent two nights there so we shifted the boat up to Three Mills where we’d gathered for the Olympic Park Trip. It’s a great mooring, close to the … Continue reading

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A trip into the Olympic Park and a fun day in London

All that effort and the day finally arrived when we left Limehouse Basin and went up the River Lee to embark on our trip around the Olympic Park. Ellie had arrived the night before and Jamie met us at the … Continue reading

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We made it to Limehouse – on time!

After our three day lock marathon, we had a pretty uneventful, almost lock free two day run down to Bull’s Bridge and on to the Paddington Arm. On our way through Little Venice we spotted this! A free mooring space in Little Venice is so … Continue reading

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Dashing down the Grand Union – days eight and nine

  As you leave Berkhamsted you go under this bridge.  I’d heard the name ‘Grand Junction Canal’ but had always assumed that it’s an old name for the Grand Union Canal – apparently not. I googled it and it refers … Continue reading

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Dashing down the Grand Union – day seven

Our hard work on day six meant that day seven was a bit of a doddle. Just 6 miles and 7 locks, on a beautiful autum day, to get to our planned destination of Berkhamsted. At Cowroast we met Jo … Continue reading

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Dashing down the Grand Union – days five and six

Days five and six saw us travel from Milton Keynes to the summit of the Grand Union Canal at Bulbourne with an overnight stop in Leighton Buzzard. The trip to Leighton Buzzard was fairly uneventful and I didn’t take many photographs – just … Continue reading

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