Thursday, 21 August 2008

Heading to Limehouse

Bishops Stortford -head of Lee Navigation

We made it to Bishops Stortford and the head of the Lee Navigation . Geoff had a wander round the town and reported it was very nice but I was too tired. The only bit I saw was Sainsburys the following morning when we stocked up the larder! There was plenty of mooring space but it all had a very uncared for look about it.....some tlc needed if they want to attract more boats. It was not helped by a huge building under construction on the opposite bank. Having said that the trip up the Stort was lovely. Very gentle and rural. We passed through Harlow but saw none of it, the canal manages somehow to secrete itself away. This was our fourth head of navigation this year.....Lechlade, Godalming, Hertford and now Bishops Stortford.

Much fancier than normal footbridge!

The above picture shows a new very attractive set of dwellings, complete with moorings alongside and within the complex. All the apartments appeared to be full and not a single boat in sight!

On our way back down on Wednesday we passed Hunsdon Mill Lock which was our 1000th lock in Petroc.........

Since our aim is to reach Limehouse Friday we have had two longer days than our normal and we have stopped tonight somewhere between Tottenham and Enfield in a much pleasanter mooring than we expected. There are even blackberries for the picking alongside the boat so we have had Blackberry & Apple crumble tonight.

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