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Date: Sunday 16th August 2009
Location: Hanwell, London GPS: - N051.49778, W0.33660
Miles today: 19  -  Locks today:-  Total miles:63 -  Total Locks:32 Phone: - OK (S2), HSDPA

 

 

 

Up at 06:00, topped up with water then out through Limehouse lock and onto the Thames at 07:00.

A pleasant trip up the Thames to Brentford. We missed Tower Bridge being raised by 25 minutes. Cruise ship Columbus was due to depart from HMS Belfast at 08:00 and the bridge was to be raised for her. As much as we would have liked to see the bridge being raised, it wouldn’t have been a good idea to hang around on the tidal Thames by Tower Bridge for 25 minutes.

Very disappointed in the state of the canal between Thames Locks and Brentford Locks, filthy would be the best way to describe it – some photos below. There is a huge improvement almost as soon as you exit Brentford locks.

View from the window

View

Battersea power station

Battersea

Big tug

Big Tug

Brentford moorings

Brentford

A clock

Clock

Cruise ship Columbus moored next to HMS Belfast

Columbus

Columbus

High and Dry

High and Dry

London Eye

London eye

Thames locks

Thames Locks

Muddy waters in Thames locks cut - not nice along here.....

Muddy waters

Muddy waters

Tower Bridge

Tower bridge

Tower of London

Tower of London

Westminster

Westminster

Westminster

Widebeam Black Rose

Widebeam Black Rose

 
   
 
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