We set off early in the vain hope of finding a choice of moorings either at Little Venice or Paddington Basin. We scarcely saw another boat all the way, so had high hopes. However on reaching the road bridge before Little Venice stretch, we found boats moored right up to the bridge and not a single space for our 60 feet from there to the Toll House. Moving on to the Paddington Arm the situation was similar, though the mix here appeared more as genuine cruising boats than at Little Venice where most looked like live aboards. However, as we drifted down to turn at the end a space appeared on the hospital side pontoon which turned out to be 60ft 3 inches long and we tied up there. Our guests were due late afternoon and Paddington is an easier spot to give directions too, so we were pleased. A meal that evening in Zizzi's. Rain had been promised for early evening, continuing tomorrow but there was no sign of it.