10.24 miles, 16 locks, 7hrs 5mins.
The journey north really took off today, chilly but with the sun breaking through it was very spring like.
I have one of these engines in ‘O’ gauge, and not in concrete!
We met and passed Pisces at Common Moor lock.
One of the new Metropolitan line trains heading towards Watford station
Ornamental bridge on the Grove Estate.
The Grove, originally the family home of the Earls of Essex, now a hotel and golf course.
Passing underneath the M25, definitely leaving London now.
All sorts of wildlife alongside the canal.
New houses where once stood the Ovaltine Factory.
This is how I remember the factory and of course the Ovaltine boats working to and from here.