Cow Roast

We were resolved to move on today, no matter what the weather. It wasn’t too bad, some drizzle from time to time but no heavy rain. We went over to the water point first and then set off around 11.00. The worst part of moving along is the mud for the non steerer. I walked all the way from Berkhamsted to Cow Roast and I was picking my way through the puddles and the mud.

We have always fancied mooring below Cow Roast Lock and thought that this time we would do it. There were even some vacant mooring spaces but we soon discovered they were there for a reason. The sides were really shallow and having got quite near the side we had a dreadful job to get off again. So once again we have ended up above Cow Roast Lock near the marina. The mud on the tow path is quite horrific and I will have to get the wellies out.

Our car was parked in the long stay area near Waitrose at Berkhamsted and we realised that if we were to walk back to get it before it was ticketed we would have to leave straight away so we dragged on walking boots and started back around 2.20, very hungry as we had no time for lunch.

We will probably stay here for a couple of nights and then move on to Marsworth for our last week in this area.

Today we did 2.65 Miles and 7 Locks

Statistics so far:-

2161.28 Miles, 1250 Locks, 120 Swing Bridges, 82 Lift Bridges, 36 Tunnels

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