Monday, 25 August 2008

August Bank Holiday

Geoff was up early on Monday watching all the Cruising Association sailing boats departing. The quay was somewhat emptier now.

Limehouse Lock

Swing Bridge at the entrance to the basin

The swing bridge at the entrance is opened for every boat as far as we could see even for small boats who could easily pass underneath.

This was our last day in Limehuse and our last day of doing the tourist bit in London so we walked down to Canary Wharf pier and took one of the high speed Thames Clippers. We had watched them over the past few days speeding along and they looked fun. For £8 you can travel all day if you wish, hopping on and off as you will. We went down to Woolwich first in order to go through the Thames Barrier and then back up river to Greenwich where we alighted. Geoff had been down here whilst we were in Paddington Basin but had not been up to the Observatory so that was the aim today. This proved to be fascinating and we really should have spent longer there. You really need a whole day to do justice to Greenwich.

The Greenwich Meridian

The view from the Royal Observatory over Greenwich with Canary Wharf in the distance

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