After several weeks stuck in first Watford then Hemel Hempstead, neither places I would ever choose to stay, it felt good to arrive in Berkhamsted, a lovely small town that I’ve visited many times on walks with my family.
The work on Boxmoor lock that was scheduled to be completed Friday was actually completed on Sunday and the lock reopened Monday morning. I rang British Waterways and told them I was really pleased, especially since the workmen had been busy in all weathers; the person who answered the phone sounded surprised and said they don’t often get thank yous.
The rain has gone, the sun’s shining and I’m sat on the roof of the boat with my laptop. There’s a good wireless signal so I can get some work done. I know a cosy cafe where later I can sit and read the papers. Might stay a few days.