Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Chilling out

Still moored at Bridge 168 Watford

After several days of some real serious walking it was time to give the muscle's a rest so Sunday was a lazy day spent on the boat. We are still having Internet problems even though we have been told we are in a good location.

Today we have been taking it easy again firstly because of the wet weather and secondly because Tracey was coming to have a birthday lunch with us. Happy **th birthday dearest. Tracey's friend Mark also joined us as he is over here on holiday from Holland.

The diesel coal boat, Archimedes and Ari went past this morning on his way to pick up fresh supplies and will return tomorrow to refill our diesel tank. Now the weather has turned decidedly wintry the diesel consumption has risen with the central heating unit working hard to keep us warm.

Whilst walking through Bushey (thats the name of the town) on Saturday I spotted what looked like an old school being converted into apartments and the 100 acre grounds into luxury housing. After searching Google for some info; on Royal Connaught Park I came up with the following. The building is Gothic/Victorian and was originally the Royal Masonic school for boys. It has been used by film makers to make the original St Trinians series and part of the current Harry Potter series.

Former Royal masonic school for boys

819 locks, 1135.5 miles, 33 Tunnels, 39 swing bridges and 19 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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