Friday, 6 April 2012

Limehouse Basin

The double locks at Camden.  They are just like knitting.  You have to go over and under and round, an 

Well, it's official.  There are NO visitor moorings in London.  Well, not quite true, there are several 14 day visitor moorings: Little Venice, Camden, Islington and Victoria Park.  But you just try and find a space.  At Victoria Park they were even breasted upd end up in knots.
We had an inkling that there would be nowhere to stop on the way to Limehouse, so decided to do it all in one day.  So after taking on water and doing a pumpout at the Little Venice services we set off through the plastic bags and muck of the Regents Canal.

There are some cracking houses in Regents Park, backing onto the canal, but there is nowhere to stop.  You can't even moor up and visit the zoo - they won't let you.

We got to Limehouse at 2.30 and there were lots of new pontoons and no room by the wall (the official overnight moorings), so we tied up on one of the pontoons.  Of course, we were asked to move to a grotty spot just by the mouth of the lock and now I can't get off the boat without clambering onto the roof and up a ladder.

So, Happy Easter!  One white card blank.  A daffodil topper, a peel-off butterfly and a peel-off sentiment and dot.

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