On Thursday (21/8) the weather finally improved a little as we headed for Marsworth. We took on water at the Park in Berkhamsted and more provisions from Waitrose. The trip up to Cowroast was very pleasant and relatively uneventful although Steve managed to find a hole in the towpath where a breach had been repaired but had become undermined; his foot suddenly went down the hole.

The trip through Tring cutting in sunshine was delightful with lots of Maggie’s favourite dappled shade.

Tring Cutting


We went down the Marsworth flight and moored up by the reservoirs. There were lots of anglers, people taking their dogs for walks, and families enjoying the sunshine, although it wasn’t particularly warm given the time of the year. Watching the sun set over the reservoirs was a good end to the day.

Marsworth mooring