So we were now committed to trying to get Cath into the best place to be at work tomorrow.
|Lot Mead - First lock of the day.|
|The ever scenic Ironbridge lock near Watford.|
Another day of brilliant sunshine - in fact the only rain we have seen in over 2 weeks out on this trip was a thunderstorm when we had already moored up at Tewddington on the Thames.
|Home Park lock, near Kings Langley - Hemel in sight!|
Apsley, (where Cath went shopping, and I filled the water tank), and then Boxmoor, both part of Hemel Hempstead were reached quicker than we could have hoped for, so we decided to head for our first choice of Berkhamsted.
|The overspill from the Rising Sun pub - never seen it this busy!|
Cath then left with Michael, with an agreement that David and I would carry on for a final day, and hopefully return Chalice to base, unusually with Cath not there.
The stats say a lot about this part of the journey up the GU, where there is on average less than half a mile between each lock, but where not many are conveniently enough together to work as a mini flight. A suggestion that we should have gone a bit further to get the lock count into the thirties had fallen on deaf ears - I can't think why!
Lot Mead (Rickmansworth) to Berkhamsted
Miles: 13.5, Locks:29
Total Miles: 301.7, Total Locks: 177