Ten Bob Note

     

 
Date: Thursday 13th August 2009
Location: Limehouse Basin, London GPS: - N051.51051, W0.03610
Miles today: 1  -  Locks today:-  Total miles: 44 -  Total Locks: 27 Phone: - OK (S3), HSDPA

 

 

 

Well, Three Mills was a nice enough mooring spot but it was very noisy. When the trains stopped running around 00:30, the workmen started hammering, banging and shouting as they started their night shift maintenance work.

Moved back to Limehouse basin this morning in readiness for our trip up the Thames to Brentford. Had half planned to travel up on Saturday morning on the 06:15 tide but have decided to stay on until Sunday (thanks to the kind lock keeper for giving us permission to stay the extra time). We are now scheduled to lock out onto the Thames at 07:00 on Sunday.

We watched a couple of narrow boats approach and enter Limehouse lock this morning. One of the approaches looked a bit hairy to say the least as the water became quite choppy due to the high speed trip boats flying past – see photos below.

It was interesting to note that not one person aboard either of the narrow boats was wearing a life jacket – brave …. Or ?????

We are now prepared for the tidal Thames. The VHF radio is set up, the anchor is prepared and the life jackets are ready. The VHF radio is now a requirement for all boats over 45 feet in length on the tidal part of the Thames.

Out of interest, you can see how close we are to Greenwich from the longitude data at the top of this page. We are only about a mile or so west of Greenwich at the moment.

View from the window

View

Looking down river from limehouse

Thames

Looking up stream from Limehouse

Thames

boat entering Limehouse lock from down stream

Limehouse

Limehouse

Limehouse

Limehouse

Entry to Limehouse from the Thames

Limehouse

Limehouse basin

Limehouse

Little boat entering Limehouse from the Thames

Boat

Boat

Boat

Boat

Limehouse lock

Lock

They fill the lock by opening the gates - slowly!!

Lock

Locks to Regents Canal

Locks

Sign in basin

Sign

Gordom Ramsey's place - The Narrow. Right beside Limehouse Lock

The Narrow

The Narrow

The Narrow's menu

The Narrow

'Thrill' boat on the Thames

Thrill boat

 
   
 
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