Indigo Dreaming

The journeys of the Narrowboat Indigo Dream

  • Blog Index as a pull down

  • Recent Posts

  • Meta

  • Recent Comments

  • wordpress counter

Archive for July 14th, 2010

Photoblog: From Barking Creek

Posted by indigodream on 14 July, 2010

We can’t resist a few more photos but before you have a scroll down have a look at nb Willawaw’s post on the history of Barking Creek – click here ….

First up a few more photos from Saturday of boats passing under the Barking Barrage before jumping back to Sunday morning

Elk passing under the Barrage

We think this is Bewick passing under?

They are all going for it now!

Hope they got the hand brake well adjusted!

Greyhound agility course 1 - the ramps...

Dog agility course (2) - barge 1 to barge 2...

Greyhound agility course (3) - barge 2 to barge 3

Greyhound agility course (4) - one improvised step...

Greyhound agility course (5) - Indigo Dream's new gangplank - and we're home, phew..

We tied to this blue beast while waiting for the tide - we didn't try to offload the dogs here!

Bye folks, you've been great....

We've had such a great welcome here....

We've got ourselves a convoy.....

Mountainous scrapheaps - I wonder if they still freight it by water....

This is a familiar sign along the tideway - it's a miracle that Britain has stayed rabies free when you think of all the little creeks and wharves just along this one river...

Irresistible view - at least we're turning right and don't have to cross the broad tideway this time...

Having fun....

Plenty of room for 10 narrowboats, well, for 100 really...

We won't go skinny dipping here then.....

Cat on the water....

Choppy waters and a wide vista....

Yacht masts and landing lights (City Airport)

Always an impressive sight....

I assume that's raw sugar in Tate 'n Lyle's hopper - would it dissolve away if it rained???

Good view of 'F' span in defence....

I love this view....

The sailing boats are enjoying the wind - there was a speed restriction on the river past Greenwich Sailing Club....

The river is enjoyed by craft of all shapes and sizes....

Three generations on this family outing....

Almost at Bow Creek (on the right by the ship with the red bow). Regalia, moored mid-river on the left, was a party venue but is now for sale - http://www.thamesleisure.co.uk/pages/index.asp?area=2&id=86

Is this building on Bow Creek being demolished or renovated - we couldn't tell!

That bridge pier is sloping badly as its foundations slip away and has been reinforced - just as well that trains don't run on this bridge any more!

Annie the lockie's lovely lurchers - Blue and Lou felt it well worth the effort to come up on deck to bark at them....

Better view of the railings that the car flew through to end up in Limehouse cut!

nb Peace of Pearce back at her home mooring after an and exciting weekend, Jordy wondering which of his boats to use for the next trip?

The drive for regeneration hasn't reached this old warehouse yet, though we hope that they have at least put some bracing in to stabilise the gable. It looked just about ready to topple into the canal a couple of years ago so we reported it then ....

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »