Teddington via the Tideway

We had booked our passage to Teddington on the single available tide just after midday, so we spent the morning preparing Albert - getting out our lifejackets, fitting the anchor and generally tidying up. As the song goes, what a difference a day makes! The sun was bright in a clear blue sky and the wind was calm. Just the day for trip along the Thames.
Message to dogs and their owners, Brentford Gauging Lock

We had the benefit of a volunteer keeper at the gauging lock and then met the only other boat going up to Teddington which turned out to be a Peter Nicholls Inspection Launch - Peggy May. It was their first time on the Tideway and they appeared happy they we could accompany them.

A narrowboat soon approached from Limehouse and went up the lock. We then dropped onto the river and proceeded upstream.

Brentford in the background


Richmond Half-Lock


Richmond Hill

Teddington Lock

It was a glorious cruise and we made Teddington Lock in just over an hour. The lock was set ready for us and we then sorted out our EA Licence. It was then time for us to travel across the river to the moorings at The Lensbury where we will keep Albert for a few days ahead of cruising with the family. They were there to greet us.