Fortunately I had a good friend who has Mondays off. So we boated to Uxbridge and enjoyed each other's company. My crew is an outdoor type but usually enjoys hill walking in remote Cumbria rather than the flatness of the Thames Valley and its tributaries, in this case the Rivers Colne, Chess and Gade.
Thanks to Henry who helped at Stokers Lock.
The weather stayed dry and we noticed Fran's Tea Garden. Pity the Best Mate was not with us today.
We had a good run onward even though every lock was against us and there was no traffic on the cut until we got to Denham Deep lock.
|View from the top of Denham Deep|
|Waiting at the bottom of Denham Deep|
We had a lovely day! We saw cormorant, grey heron, mallard, pochard, tufted duck, canada goose, white goose, mute swan, moorhen, coot, chifchaff, reed bunting, loads of little brown jobs, red lite, buzzard, parakeet, african grey parrot and amazonian green parrot.
|Near Mill Road Bridge No 187|
7 miles, 5½ furlongs and 7 locks 5hrs