Thursday, 12 May 2011

ON TO THE GRAND UNION CANAL

Thursday 12th may
today we left the River Thames and start our way up from Brentford on the GUC

we left our  mooring at Kingston upon Thames around 8am there are some photo just before we left





what are these ??


Jamie Oliver restaurant




and took a slowly cruise down to Teddington lock , Last night a very nice narrow boat went pass us and Tina was sure it was  Jimmy Tarbuck

nice boat Nb MAISIE

 as we were going down the Thames we saw the Narrow boat again so we took some photos when we got there we saw the lock keep who told us he would let us down the Thames about 9.45 there are a couple of photo of the lock 



so after waiting for the high tide we went into the lock and then onto the start of the tidal Thames
was not sure how it was going to be in the end it was OK
then we were so at the point were we had to turn off (no signs) and found the tide was strong here , and that was the end of our trip on the river Thames , we went through Thames lock and round the corner to Brenford gauging locks and then we moored up for the night going to have a few drinks tonight as it is my birthday


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