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Photoblog: To Barking Creek

Posted by indigodream on 12 July, 2010

Here’s a selection of the many photos that we took on the first day’s cruise – enjoy!

Limehouse Cut - doesn't look too rough in the sunshine!

This is where the car flew into the water - big drop, must have been a big splash. Hope that the driver was ok.

Assembling the convoy at Bow Locks....

Our leader - nb Doris Katia

And we're off.....

Great view from Bow Lock

Lenny the lockie - better do as you're told πŸ™‚

View of Bow Creek

Canning Town DLR station

Bow Creek mouth

Clipper ferry....

nb Leda at the O2...

What a view....

Narrowboat invasion...

A rare visit to the deck.....

Hmm boring, where are the wabbits?

Can we go back to bed now?

Happy happy....

It's good on the helm....

What a wonderful sight...

'B' Span....

The Thames Barrier is an awesome landmark...

'F' span in defence mode...

Playing with the big boys - the Woolwich Ferry...

Unimpressed...

Passing the entrance to the Royal Docks, so now new territory for us..

What a day....

Toy boat!

Making the turn across the tideway towards Barking Creek mouth...

Another impressive tidal barrage...

Does my butty look big in this??

Barking Creek...

We had a great welcome from this block of flats....

Bill Blaik's boatyard....

Barking Town pool...

Fine but derelict old wharf building and the 'gateway' to the River Roding...

5 Responses to “Photoblog: To Barking Creek”

  1. Adam said

    Fantastic pictures of what looks like an amazing trip. I can’t get over the size of the flood barrier at Barking Creek.

  2. indigodream said

    Hi Adam, we were a bit stunned ourselves – we had been told how tall it was but it was just a number until we saw it looming…..

  3. Lesley said

    Absolutely brilliant – we must do this one year! Great photo’s!
    Lesley

  4. Neil Corbett said

    Wow, I’m really envious. So good to do it in good weather too. I’ll put it on my ambition list.

    Neil

  5. indigodream said

    Hi Lesley, I can definitely see Graham and Joe striking their ‘Master and Commander’ poses at the helm while you and Jill do the whole Kate Winslet/Titanic pose at the bow πŸ™‚

    Neil, would be great to see Herbie on the tideway cruise – with her posh new paintwork she’d fit right in with the yachting crowd…..

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