Thursday, April 24, 2008

London, Wide Beams And Bloggers

Yesterday John had a trip on his second favourite mode of transport - a train. He would prefer a steam one but they are strangely rare nowadays on the main line from Penzance to Cornwall. He had an appointment in "The Smoke". Needless to say First Great Western lived up to their nickname as Last Great Western and the train was late arriving at Pewsey!

As some of our readers may know or have realised canals have a strange (!?) magnetism for us so inevitably he walked 4 miles to The Regents Canal! We have cruised this many moons ago when we hired from Southall, doing the Paddington Arm also - on a "fat" boat - our first and last holiday on a wide beam.

John visited the London Canal Museum at Battlebridge Basin.

The local rubbish collector.

This is a lovely view along the Regents canal.

A working pair - Archimedes and Ara.

Pretty good photos taken with his mobile phone!

This morning early we spotted nb Mr David passing us in the rain, but only caught a view of his stern on camera!

Oh and today what did I do. I had the pleasure of a cruise on a wide beam! We took some of our elderly clients on one of The Bruce Trust's boats, called Hannah, for a trip from Great Bedwyn to below Oak Hill lock (4 locks). Moored for lunch and then back up to Bedwyn. The sun shone in the afternoon and guess what I was persuaded to do!

Not a very flattering photo methinks!

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