I’m in Hemel, waiting for work on Boxmoor lock to be completed so I can continue on my journey up north. In the last month I’ve only travelled about 15 miles but at this time of year that’s to be expected. Most scheduled work takes place from January to March. This Thursday the lock should be re-opened and hopefully I’ll be on my way. Good thing I’ve nowhere to be in a hurry.
Stuck here and moored in sight of a B&Q it’s a good opportunity to do some maintenance and DIY. I’ve been laying new vinyl floor tiles in the cabin, having a spring-clean, washing the roof and gunwhales, and if it’s good weather next week I’d like to put a couple of coats of green paint on the roof and … well, we’ll see. So far it’s just been rainy.