Not making waves!

Braunston to Limehouse

May 26 – June 19, 2015.

Limehouse Basin Visitor Mooring 2

Limehouse Basin Visitor Mooring

Limehouse Basin Visitor Mooring 1

Limehouse Basin Visitor Mooring

Progress temporary halted! The drained pound between Hawley Lock and Kentish Town Lock

Progress temporary halted! The drained pound between Hawley Lock and Kentish Town Lock (another view)

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Progress temporary halted! The drained pound between Hawley Lock and Kentish Town Lock

 

Denham Deep Lock. Where's my centre rope?

Denham Deep Lock. Where’s my centre rope?

Car parking at Stocker's Lock

Car parking at Stocker’s Lock

Batchworth Lock Rickmansworth lift bridge over River Chess

Batchworth Lock Rickmansworth lift bridge over River Chess

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Family of swans at Batchworth

Locking up

Locking up

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Moored at Stoke Bruerne

 

 

 

Paddington to Limehouse on The Regents Canal

May 16, 2014.

I left Paddington at 9:30 and had the help of two friends. I always like to get through the 3 locks at Camden Lock – Hampstead Road, Hawley and Kentish Town locks – early in the day before the crowds start gathering. Rather than make the whole trip on the Regents Canal, I turned off onto the Hertford Union to the Lee in order to fill up with Diesel at Springfield Marina. The detour meant we didn’t reach Limehouse Basin until 17:30 after passing through the Maida Vale Tunnel (272 yards) and the Islington Tunnel (960 yards), the 8 Regents Canal locks up to the Hertford Union turn, 3 locks of the Hertford Union and Old Ford Lock on the Lee. The Limehouse visitor moorings were full and I had to treble up! Some boats were quadruple moored. The St Pancras Cruising Club were having a Thames cruise and were going out of Limehouse lock at 08:00 the following morning (Saturday). I was going out of Limehouse lock the following day too at 13:00 with the tide to take me up to Teddington Lock.

Moored 4 deep on Limehouse visitor mooring

Moored 4 deep on Limehouse visitor mooring