Monday, 17 December 2007

Berkhamsted Castle

Still moored at Berkhamsted


After doing a bit more varnishing in the boat this morning we took advantage of the fine sunny weather and went to investigate the ruins of Berkhamsted Castle circa 1066. Despite the very cold conditions we walked right around the mound between the 2 moats that surrounded the castle. The moats would have been a big deterrent to invaders in days gone by as they were deep enough to hold water up to 20 feet deep. I will let pictures tell the rest of the story.

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My son Richard discovered this castle during our delivery cruise on narrowboat Gypsy Rover in March 2004. Unfortunately we hadn't seen it until today.


The Keep


Finally our own Christmas robin for the day

844 locks, 1145.75 miles, 33 Tunnels, 40 swing bridges and 19 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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