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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fishery Inn, Boxmoor to The Grove, Cassiobury Park Watford.

We are now moored near The Grove, Cassiobury Park Watford, having done 6.2 miles, 12 locks, in 4hrs 10mins. The Grove is the ancestral home of the Earl of Essex. During the building of the Grand Junction Canal, the Earl at that time insisted on the ornate bridge 164 being built, rather than the standard canal bridge, it being his main entrance to the estate, and he wanted the canal to look more like a river, hence the 4 bends, 2 either side of the bridge.
Today we were fortunate to share the cruise and the locks with Marjorie, David and Eric on NB Constable and a good time was had by all. We are now moored up behind Barbara a fellow facebooker. It is always nice to put faces to names.

1 comment:

Keith Lodge said...

To anyone who has sent a message to this posting. Would you mind doing it again, as Blogger has eaten them.

Brian. I did see a helicpter land and heard it take off again. Golfers must have a lot of money??

To the anon message. The narrowboat is Cloud 9, is this the same boat and Barbara???