The intention was to get through the north London areas of Tottenham and Edmonton to spend the night at Enfield about 12 miles from central London. Being London born feeling was not to moor in the north London area but having made the journey my feelings are now different but more in future blogs.
As most of you know our location is always way ahead of the blog posts so the following is a bit more of a photographic catch up of our journey onto new waterways.
Our day ended at Waltham Abbey after 12 hours and 15 locks.
We thought the museum basin was big but City Road basin is huge.
Along the way many basins of all sizes were reminders of the industry of the past.
Looking back from the first lock industry and housing mix along the canal and everything is neat and fairly clean considering we are passing through a very large city.
Further along this housing block is obviously being vacated possibly to be improved or replaced by new housing. The windows of the empty flats are covered by large photo posters. I suppose it`s better than smashed glass or industrial shuttering.
and it didn`t take someone with a degree to see most never moved. In seven years of boating I have never seen so many widebeams moored along the towpath in one small area. Hackney and then Victoria Park were the worst places for congestion along the towpath. Then it all seemed to fade away as we approached the last section into Limehouse Basin. So glad enforcing the moorings in London is not my job.
I would like to see that going up the canal in full sail.
Leaving Limehouse and entering Limehouse Cut and then onto the Lee Navigation.