End of 2016 season

Published: Sunday, 04 December 2016
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Cliveden 27th Aug 2016
So as you can probably tell we made it back to the home mooring in Fenny. after the last post in Teddington we travelled all the way to the head of the Thames at the junction with the Thames and Severn above Cricklade. With an overnight stop in Cliveden deep for a spot of freestyle swimming and canoeing. Then back down the river to Oxford to rejoin the Oxford canal via the Sheepcot chanel and Isis lock.

A quick trip up the south Oxford saw us back in Fenny  a few days later.


I have all the cruising details for this year so at some point I will collate together and post some stats.


Now to start the winter maintenance.

24th August 2016 Limehouse to Teddington

Published: Thursday, 25 August 2016
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Limehouse to TeddingtonSo yesterday we braved the tidal Thames from Limehouse to Teddington through the heart of London under Tower Bridge and past the Houses of Parliament. The first bit of the trip sharing the river with the high speed ferries (Clippers) the construction traffic for Crossrail and the waste barges was the most challenging, and the water through the pool of London supprisingly choppy as you can see from the video.

Further up the river at Richmond we pass the Royal Parks and through the half tide barrage to eventually arrive at Teddington.

We locked out of Limehouse at just after 15:00 and arrived at Teddington at 19:00 to find the place rammed with boats waiting for Thursdays morning tide to travel down to a rally in the East India docks.  We eventually found a mooring on the outside of three other narrow boats, and when we arrived back after dinner found another widebeam moored on the outside of us so 5 abreast.

Video below.

This morning (Thursday) we were woken at 6:30AM by the boat inside of us wanting to leave, so have to shuffle boats around to let them out.

15-18th August Tottenham to Bishops Stortford

Published: Friday, 19 August 2016
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Bishops Stortford

From Tottenham we continued up the increasingly rural River Lee through Broxbourne to Feilde's Weir where we turned on to the River Stort. Skirting Harlow then to Sawbridgeworth and on to Bishop's Stortford for an overnight mooring.

We visited The Lemon Tree, a short walk from the Visitors mooring, for one of the Crew's birthday and had an excellent meal all around. Highly reccomended.

We ran out of the monthly 3G data allowance a few days ago, anly a third of the way through the  month. A quick calculation showed that continuing to use data at the same rate was going to cost an extra £150 for the remainder of the month. So I have had to re assess the daily usage and will no longer be posting daily video logs as this was where most of the data was going. Instead I will post selected pictures and save Video logs for special journeys like the Thames passage next week.

Tottenham to Bishop's Stortford

14th August 2016 Paddington to Tottenham

Published: Sunday, 14 August 2016
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Paddington to Tottenham


From the mooring in the basin at Paddington along the Regents canal including Maida Vale and Islington tunnels and the trip through Regents park and Camden.

Off the Regents canal and down the Hertford Union to join the River Lee at the Olympic site then north on the Lee to a mooring at Tottenham.

13th August 2016 Alperton to Paddington Basin

Published: Saturday, 13 August 2016
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Alperton to Paddington

East from alperton through Park royal and Old Oak common to the leafy suburbs of Westborne Grove. A brief stop under the M4 to take fuel from NB Ash then to brownings Pool and south in to the visitors moorings in the Paddingon Arm. We timed our arrival perfectly as another boat was just leaving and we took their spot.

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