Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Berkhamsted Shopping

We woke up this morning to the sound of rain on the roof and quickly had to put the glass back in the portholes to replace the fly screens we had in. That got us up and as the clouds moved out the way it felt a good time for us to move. We left at around 9.00am and made our way down to the marina, which didn't open till 9.30am. We then had to wait for the tanker lorry to fill the diesel tanks, but it did mean we got fresh diesel. We had a pumpout while we waited as it is a 'do it yourself' one you use with a token. We had to pay 81p a litre which is the most we have paid for a while but it was with any split.After maneuvering back out on to the cut we filled with water, so we were ready to go.
We did seven locks before we thought it was time to stop and we managed to get to Berkhamsted. After mooring up Al went into Waitrose and Del went for a walk around the town and to check out the local pubs. We couldn't get a TV signal here so we would be watching the football in a pub tonight.After a quick shower we set off to The Boat Inn and had a few pints outside in the sunshine before getting a place, with a basket of chips, in front of the telly for the football. Afterwards we came back through the town on a lovely hot summer evening, loads of people were out and it had a good atmosphere. We got back to Derwent6 at about 10.45pm and crashed out...

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