I made a mistake yesterday about how long we had been in Uxbridge . We didn't need to move because I had mixed up my weeks. But Crowley Peachy is a quiet location. We enjoyed our evening and were asleep by 10pm.
This morning we were up with dawn after a really cold night. The stove needed immediate attention. Relighting was necessary but se soon warmed up. The clear sky and north wind sere more like December than April.
After a light breakfast set about better now.. I did a few drilling jobs and then s0 Sawing and splitting firewood and the interminable cleaning and sorting out.
The Best Mate needed more stove blacking so we went to the Packet Boat Marina but they do not have a chandlers. We got some at High Line Yachting next door.
Then we looked in The Waterside Bar and decided that we might try it for lunch when we pass again on 6 May and High Line service our engine.
Then we headed off to Bulls Bridge. We were invited to moor alongside Nb Brandywine who is also heading for Little Venice. After shopping we backed perfectly, winded faultlessly ( no one was looking) and started up Paddington Arm. We stopped for a Cumberland Sausage in French bread with mustard and decided not to move again today.
More chores this afternoon. The brass looks better now. 3.1/2 miles 0 locks 2 hrs
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