Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Hanwell, Grand Union

A floating greenhouse - by Tesco at Bulls Bridge.

We woke up to rain and left at 0900, still raining.  We filled up with diesel at Willowtree Marina and then stopped at Tesco, Bulls Bridge for some coal and oil plus food of course.

The mooring was not too good by Tesco, and the sun was now shining, so we decided to move off and do the 7 Hanwell locks.

Bad decision!  We just got into the first lock when it began raining.  Just out of the lock it was hailstones so we moored up on the lock landing until it blew over.

The sun came out again and we managed the rest of the locks without getting wet.  The same boats were moored by The Fox as there were when we were here at Easter.

Then this came out of the blue.

More boats for the Olympics.  Don't know where they are going to moor.

Back to boating, so a waterways card.  This one using a photo of a bridge with boats and a great reflection.  I matted it onto gold card and added a pink tab to the top right hand side.

I wrapped some wide green ribbon, horizontally around the front of the card and some thinner green card with pink and white dots, which I tied in a knot.

The finishing touch were three pink gems in the bottom right hand corner.

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