Monday, 19 March 2012

Winkwell Swing Bridge, Grand Union

 Leaving Berkhamsted - 7am, warm sunshine but with a heavy frost!

The plan was to stay another day and take the bus to High Wycombe (don't remember ever having been there), but when David lit the fire this morning there was a loose wire in the circulation pump, so we need to find a boatyard.

So we set off, with great difficulty as the boat was aground.

The pounds up to Sewage Lock were very, very low.  The locks all had to be left empty with a bottom paddle up.  And we are supposed to be saving water!

The swing bridge at Winkwell is being refurbished/replaced and the boatyard was on the other side.  So we moored up for a 1/2 hr wait.  God job as the boatyard is closed today, so we moved back a bit and moored up on the 48 hr moorings to await the morrow.

Still, not all bad.  Dinner in the Three Horseshoes tonight!

Another waterways card.  Matted photo onto silver and red card, a yellow, Cuttlebugged panel, matted onto blue and silver card and three blue "jewels" made by punching out a blue cardboard circle and adding crystal stuff (sorry, memory gone, can't remember the name) to make them shiny.

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