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Berkhamsted Floating Market..My blog of our epic journey!

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We’re on our way here next weekend, to sell our lovely handmade jewellery. It’s been an epic journey to get here in time.

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Berkhamsted Floating Market

We were trapped at the end of the Kennet and Avon Canal for 3 weeks, waiting for the river flooding and strong currents to subside. Our trip to get here included a long section of The Thames which had been closed to traffic for a month. Once we were able to leave, we had to negotiate a fast flowing current and pass overactive weirs which swirled the water round like white water rafting!

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Henley on Thames White water from the weir

Over the last week we’ve travelled 84 miles and dealt with 56 locks, more that we’ve ever done in such a short time. We’ve had narrow misses with hire canoes in the wrong place at the wrong time, met up with a boater friend for coffee as we passed his boat on the Thames, led 2 narrow boats to the entrance of the Grand Union at Brentford which is notoriously easy to miss, had lots of debris and huge tree logs in locks, met a virtual Fb trader friend, got soaked, been shined upon in hot sun and listened to Warbler birdsong on the edge of a wetland nature reserve!

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Nature Reserve Wetland

We are now approximately 2 days away from Berkhamsted, with another 22 locks to go. Certainly our muscles have had a workout and we will be glad to arrive and meet all the other traders! A total of 17 boats will be trading with a wide variety of crafts and wares.

Hope to see you there 🙂

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