Hunton Bridge

The next day, Friday 26th October started as a wet a quite miserable day with some miles and locks to be "put on the clock". The run through places such as Harefield were quiet with only a few other hardened travellers on the move. In fact it wasn't until Springwell Lock that we met another boat at a lock going the other. Strangely they appeared to be complete novices at boat handling.  

Working Pair near Denham

A morning rainbow near Springwell

As we got near Rickmansworth the weather began to improve and later in the day going through Watford it was really a quite pleasant autumn afternoon.

Wonderful selection of canal ephemera at Stockers Lock Cottage

We stopped off for supplies at Tesco in Rickmansworth and then pressed on through Batchworth Lock. We found it hard to resist (but did) the smell off bacon butties emanating from the cafe @ lock 81. Instead we decided we just had to have lunch on the move again and eat our customary fare of soup and sandwiches as we approached Common Moor Lock.

The trip through Cassiobury Park was as delightful as ever with walkers out in force. We pressed on with light fading and moored up just passed Hunton Bridge Locks. Givwen out troubles here on the way south we didn't want to risk mooring up below the "leaky locks".