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Mar 31, 2019 - Exploring Denham

Tony serviced the generator this morning and then after lunch we went for a walk. We found that Sir John Mills, Actor lived in the village at one time. This old Roman Well was situated somewhere nearby and they moved it to a place where the public can see it!! It's the home of the Buckinghamshire Golf Club which is huge, and has a public walking path through and around it. Look at the thickness of this vine - it must be very old. Only a small church with a very small graveyard, but some early 1800 graves. A snippet of info...

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Mar 30, 2019 - Denham Deep Lock

We've moved a couple of miles up the canal today as the weather is fine and we had to take the wheel house down for the bridges and there is rain in the forcast (somewhere) in the next couple of days. We're at Denham Deep Lock which is 11'1" and the deepest lock on the canal. There are a lot of lakes hereabouts mostly filled in gravel pits. Being Saturday and a nice day to boot there are lots of people out walking the canal towpath.

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Mar 28, 2019 - Dover Castle

We hired a car and went to Dover today. Up early and back late. A shame the weather wasn't too good and I was disappointed we couldn't see across to France. But a good day nonetheless and we spent 3 hours exploring the castle. At least it didn't rain. The walls were easily 6feet thick in some places. It's a shame they can't keep the moat full of water - it would add to the effect of it all. The sea was very flat today - not often that way. And the ferries were coming in and out very regularly. The only spoiler was the trip...

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Mar 27, 2019 - Battle of Britain Bunker

"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few" Words spoken by Winston Churchill when he emerged from observing the defence of the skies at the RAF Battle of Britain Bunker. It's a short mile and a half walk to the bunker and well worth going to see. This was where the Battle of Britain was observed, planned and controlled. Winston Churchill visited the bunker many times along with King George VI. A guided tour of an hour and a bit was very well explained. Bill the tour guide did a great job.

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Mar 25, 2019 - Sunshine

We set off with the wheel house down again as we were expecting quite a few bridges, and we had some very low narrow ones to contend with. The canal is lined with boats all moored up on permanent moorings. The Trust is raking in the dough!!! Tony was speaking to a couple on a boat behind us who have been coming this way over the last 6 years and they said it's getting worse with congested traffic. As we arrived at the Cowley Lock we came upon a film crew who had taken over the lock with someones boat to film a commercial for Marks &...

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