Just after our fantastic experience in the Olympic Park over the weekend we received this stunning photograph ………
……… of ‘Chance’ with one of the most dramatic backgrounds we’re ever likely to get. Our grateful thanks go to Roger Squires for his wonderful photography.
On Monday morning we left Limehouse Basin after a lovely quiet night, planning to make gentle progress up the Regents Canal over the next few days.
On the canal side this proud mum was still sitting on her eggs two days ago – now she has four, day old signets and just one egg to go. The ‘dad’ was fiercely protecting his territory and intended to take on any narrow boat that cared to to pick a fight.
We had help with our journey on Monday in the form of friend Paul who lives close by and had the day off work, so was very happy to spend a lovely sunny day with us on the canal. Thanks Paul, we hoped you enjoyed your experience.
We chose to moor up for the night near Kings Cross and the next boat just happened to be a floating Cocktail Lounge, with its own still!
Trading as Vestal Voyages (Cocktails and Cruising), the owner William and his barman Mark were very welcoming and happy to show us around ……..
………. before they received some corporate clients from Google.
Today saw us passing through St Pancras, where the No 8 Gasometer has now been fully reconstructed and will form the centre piece of the new development opposite the Cruising Club.
Camden locks is being used for some filming over the next few days with some disruption to canal traffic, so we were luck to be there early today. We’ve hunkered down early today and lit the fire as the weather has turned a bit nasty.