I have arranged to go to Royscot Larch's offices in Abingdon to sign the paperwork on Monday, which is another important step. After the current owner has signed the bill of sale, and we've sorted insurance (with Collidge, so quite simple) it will be officially mine!
In the meantime, here's some photos I took when James and I went for a walk along the Regents from Sturt Lock to the Islington Tunnel on Wednesday evening. I go past a bit of that section on way to work on the 141 bus every day, and sometimes, in the past, seeing that bit of canal for perhaps all of 30 seconds has been all that kept me going and I promised myself we'll go past it by boat in August.
We saw a particularly lovely boat, Angel II (below), just above City Road Lock, and I googled it when we got back. Turns out its a community boat, which schools, youth clubs, and community groups from deprived areas of Islington can hire. What a great idea!