The journey to Limehouse was quiet but a lot of gongoozerlers created a theatre audience for us at every lock. The basin is large and after the final lock we negotiate around some very large vessels to the wall/pontoon and telephone the marina office. We are placed on a small jetty next to the pump … Continue reading Limehouse Basin and 4 days in London
Sunday morning, sat in the boat looking over Little Venice has got to be something I can highly recommend. The hustle and bustle of central London seems so much calmer here. Cyclists, walkers, tourist boats, narrow boats and the smaller “yuppie” goboat hire cruisers all criss-crossing and moving like a choreographed ballet. These pre booking … Continue reading Reflecting
Today it’s a journey from Willowtree Marina to Little Venice along the Paddington Arm, over 11 miles with no locks. We had a boat full of friends and family with my sister and 2 nieces all with their respective partners. Overall the majority of the canal was very pleasant and only small sections were grubby … Continue reading Arriving in Little Venice
Wonderful weather today and again a surprise with how green everything was. We had a really nice trip and Jan and Paul enjoyed their first cruise experience doing Denham deep lock. Willowtree Marina is very nice and we had time to have a late lunch at the “lock & quay” the food was excellent.
Here at the Royal Festival Hall on London's South Bank to hear one of the finest Orchestras in the world playing, amongst other things, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and Bruch's Violin Concerto 1 Very exciting
21 June 2013 It's our 37th anniversary. Train to New York 450 miles to our final destination. We have enjoyed this holiday so much we have met some lovely people. Arrived at the beacon hotel after 10 hours phew ;( went to a gay bar called the candle and we got a rainbow guide to … Continue reading American rail holiday – 7
BEFORE CARAVANS AND NARROWBOATS American adventure 2013 - Prologue Great Rail Journeys- Trans American rail tour How lucky can two people be? 4 June 2013 We had a great journey to London (the original train was cancelled) but because mike is so organised and always gets us there early we caught an earlier train. Went … Continue reading American rail holiday – Prologue