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Tuesday night is pizza night

Waking up was a bit of a difficulty today but we made it anyway. We trotted on down through the first lock from Cowroast and after the second caught up with another boat. We shared the third lock but we were both held up at the fourth by a coal boat which was replenishing its stock, the fifth lock saw us wait until the local CRT staff re-balanced the water levels in the pounds.

We stopped at Berkhamsted and it was lovely. We had breakfast at Carluccio’s before walking on to Eastwoods butchers where we spent thirty quid or so on meat. A short stop off at the Crystal Palace pub before we toddled off to Waitrose for some essentials and then made our way back to the boat.

We left Berko and started the long slog down through the locks to Hemel Hempstead. We eventually tied up just above lock 67 before walking down to the Italian restaurant next to the marina where we had a pizza. On the way back we called in to the pub, The Paper Mill which was very busy for a Tuesday evening and had a drink before returning to Phoenix III for the night.