We’ve been floating in a beautiful spot at the end of the navigable section of the Wendover Arm, while waiting for our letter to arrive from Hermes.
Today we received an automated message saying our package had arrived at the Tring Hermes Parcelshop. Despite the Hermes sign outside the shop saying it was a collect and postal service for Hermes, and despite the Hermes website saying people could collect parcels from their local Parcelshop; apparently this isn’t the case as they only deal with Retail customers. When we called at the shop to collect our letter, the assistant said we shouldn’t have used this service!
We’re trying to get this clarified with Hermes, which is proving a bit problematic. Nevertheless….. WE HAVE OUR LETTER! The letter contained our new debit and credit cards, so it was very important for them to be safely in our possession.
Tomorrow we can now untie our moorings, and once more (no pun intended) be on our way! Can’t wait, despite being moored in such an idyllic spot.
On our walk to Tring High Street, there were signs everywhere that Spring is really springing!
Tring High Street is looking very pretty. This is clearly the land of 4x4s. It’s also within the Dacorum Borough.
“The name Dacorum comes from Latin and it means “hundred of the Dacians”. The latter word was used mistakenly in the Middle Ages for ‘Danes’. This happened because of a legend asserting that certain tribes from Dacia had migrated to Denmark. The hundred of Dacorum was first recorded in 1196, although it has existed since the 9th and 10th centuries, when it lay near the southern boundary of the Danelaw, on the River Lea. In 1086, the Domesday Book records the hundreds of Tring and Danais in places that became parts of the hundred of Dacorum.”
Middlewich Canal breach
The temporary dam is in place ready for pumping from T&M to start & allow stranded boats to be removed. pic.twitter.com/1Lli9dS8GZ
— SUMBA (@sumbacanal) 21 March 2018
— Wappenshall Wharf (@wappenshall) 21 March 2018