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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Kings Langley to Hemel Hempstead.

We are now moored at Hemel Hempstead, having cruised 2.85 miles, worked 5 locks, in 2hrs. We are moored opposite B&Q, which is on the site of the Rose's Lime Juice Factory. Keith can remember the last boats to carry lime juice, from Brentford dock to here, to be made into the famous drink. We walked up into Hemel and had a buffet lunch at the Dragon Garden, and very scrummy it was too. Then we walked upto Jordans Antique Centre and browsed through the lace and ribbon plates, Measham and other goodies. It is like stepping back in time.


Unknown said...

All those locks in such a short time! If we do one or two in a few weeks, we can still feel okay about it, but so many so soon???? Still, it seems to have been worth it, in that you found such a nice place to visit. How has the weather been for boating this summer? Rosemary

Keith Lodge said...

Hi Rosemary. I am used to working lots of locks in one day. Today I have done 12 LOL.
The weather this Summer has been fantastic. At times a little to hot, but hey we cannot complain as it has been wonderful. Jo