Tuesday, June 03, 2008

The remainder of the trip

Let me see, where did I last leave you. Ah yes, waiting for Claire & Joe and the kids. Well, they came and we had a good trip up to Camden market and back with Joe at the helm (with L plates). Grace (now 9 months old) seemed to enjoy it.

After we dropped them back at Paddington we cruised on to Kensal Green for the night. These are lovely moorings, quiet and green. Rick and Marilyn were still with us and we had dinner on the canal bank before a competitive game of scrabble.

On Sunday morning we did ourselves a tour of Kensal Green cemetary guided by a chapter from a book of London Walks. With the written guidance of Lucinda Lambton we found the graves of Thackeray, Wilkie Collins, WH Smith , IK Brunel, princes, inventors, Blondin the famous tightrope walker, and all sorts of others, many with amazingly lavish tombs. Most poignant of all was the tiny grave of the baby daughter of Winston Churchill in a secluded corner. Just a couple of minutes walk from the moorings a visit here is a must.

R&M left for home and Kath and I cruised on to the Black Horse at Greenford where we moored outside and cleaned up the boat before more friends arrived. This time they weren't passengers on Herbie but joining us for a meal at the pub to remember our dear friend Alison who died aged 54 just five years ago.

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