Moorings are geting tight here and there as people hunker down for the winter. Arriving in Paddington today we got the last spot, and we're told that this spot too will be given over to a proper paid winter mooring very soon. Not until we're finished with it we hope.
Anyway, as you can see, we're only a few yards from fellow blogger Sue on Indigo Dream although we haven't seen her in person yet.
Brentford, where we moored last week was the nearly full because of winter moorings. Apart from a couple of spaces, most visitors will have to moor under the awning of the old wharf shed.
Now for the really tight fit. Paddington basin was visited by the fuel boats Ara and Archimedes and we needed gas and diesel, so they moored up close to us to do the job. This meant turning at right angles to the navigation line and backing into the jetty where Herbie rests. A&A are big boats and they had just an inch to spare at the front end. A good job no other boats were coming down the basin at that time.
I've more to tell you about our "Happy Diwali" trip to Southall last weekend but I'll save that for a later post.