Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Nature's bounty.

5 locks, and 7 miles.  Now moored at Waltham Abbey on the River Lea.

We started the day by drifting across the river to the water point opposite. While waiting for the tank to fill, it was pretty low, we had a late breakfast. The weather was not looking too brilliant but it was dry.

It was not long after we set off when we saw the local bus service depot. Behind the building was an assortment of old Routemasters and single deckers, one of which was an old Greenline bus that used to do the long distance country route's back in the 1960's. They brought back a few memories.

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By the time we had travelled the first mile the rain arrived and steadily got worse. One ray of sunshine was an apple tree at Ponders End lock on the towpath. All the reachable apple's had been picked but it's amazing what you can do with a fishing landing net with an extendable handle. You can shake the apple's off and catch them at the same time. Stewed apple and custard for pudding tonight, yummee. There is still plenty left for tomorrow as well.

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Not the most interesting of landscapes so far!

By the time we reached Waltham Abbey we decided we had done enough for the day and we had been welled drenched with the rain, enough is enough.

714 locks, 1007.5 miles, 29 Tunnels, 39 swing bridges and 19 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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