Quiet and peaceful night at our mooring at Roydon Mill. Michael cooked us a lovely full English breakfast: rather ambitious for eating on a boat. We left Roydon Mill, in the rain, at 11.45, so it was a very leisurely breakfast and start to the day. The rain was pretty constant in the morning and we went through a few locks and rejoined the River Lee again. We stopped to take on water and have a hot drink at Feilde’s Weir Lock and then continued on, arriving around 3.30 back at Lee Valley Boat Centre.
Our original plan was to head south of Broxbourne if we had time, but the weather was still bad and so we found a nice spot to moor up, close to the ‘Crown’ Pub and the boatyard. With any luck we won’t have to move from here for the handover tomorrow morning at 9am. We dried off a bit and turned up the central heating (Jessie is a very luxurious boat) and then headed out to have dinner at 4.15. We went across to the Crown pub, which was in the same chain at the Fish and Eels and had an identical menu but with the pub name changed! We had a good meal and some beer.
After dinner we tidied the boat a bit and then Michael and I went for a stroll up to the Church, Broxbourne Mill and we also had a stroll down the New River. Showed John and Dawn some Thailand photos and had a snack of cheese & paté.