Ten Bob Note


Date: Monday 10th August 2009
Location: Victoria Park, London GPS: - N051.53415, W0.05045
Miles today: 7  -  Locks today: 7  -  Total miles:40 -  Total Locks:22 Phone: - OK (S2), HSDPA




An early start today. Set off just before 07:00 to fill up with water and head down Limehouse way.

We were passing Victoria Park around lunch time so decided to stop and eat. As the mooring location seemed reasonable, we made the decision to stay on here for the night. We have heard that Victoria Park is an OK place to moor, we will find out tonight !!!

After lunch, we took a walk around the area and sought out Bow Bells church. It’s a lovely old church but it could do with a bit of TLC. Unfortunately, the church is locked up so it wasn’t possible to take a look inside. The four drunks drinking in the church yard gave us a pretty good clue as to why it’s kept locked.

There is a market on the Roman Road tomorrow so we may stay on here tomorrow and check it out in the morning.

View from the window


Interesting boat......


And another one .......


Plaque on Bow Church

Bow Church

Bow Church

It is said that to be a 'Cockney', you need to be born within the sound of Bow Bells

Bow Church

Bow Church

Bow Church

Apartments beside the canal






Fitness equiptment in a little park close to the canal near Tower Hamlets




Group recording a video under the West Way


A sign of the times - lock cottages - note the bars over doors and windows


Kids being filmed


Little Venice mooring warden's boats

Mooring Warden

Roman Road - London's east end

Roman Road

Floating skip


Spinning wheel on the towpath.

The lady makes hats and handbags with the wool she spins herself.

Spinning Wheel

The Bow Bells pub

The Bow Bells

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