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Archive for January 27th, 2014

Boat Blog: To the Royal Docks – Photoblog…

Posted by indigodream on 27 January, 2014

Well, two rainy weeks have passed since we had our glorious early morning trip to the Royal Docks in the annual St Pancras Cruising Club convoy, many thanks to them for organising such a splendid cruise. The trip down was amazing – we couldn’t have asked for more perfect cruising conditions, and although the 6am start was a bit painful, cruising by starlight into the glowing dawn was quite magical.

We’ve posted some photos as we went along, but they were from my iphone, and although the phone camera did a good job it can’t compare with the proper job – enjoy!

This is what happens when a "point and click" camera user tries to take photos in low light conditions! Still a good, if unintended, effect though :-)

This is what happens when a “point and click” camera user tries to take photos in low light conditions! Still a good, if unintended, effect though πŸ™‚

Sharing Bow Lock with nb Ketura...

Sharing Bow Lock with nb Ketura…

Some more "Sue doesn't know what she's doing with the camera" photo effects :-)

Some more “Sue doesn’t know what she’s doing with the camera” photo effects πŸ™‚

Bow Creek by starlight..

Bow Creek by starlight..

Cruising towards the promise of dawn...

Cruising towards the promise of dawn…

The light was amazing...

The light was amazing…

The convoy following Bow Creek's extravagant meanders - the camera has a setting which maximises the light available...

The convoy following Bow Creek’s extravagant meanders – the camera has a setting which maximises the light available…

But this is nearer to the actual light by which we cruised :-)

But this is nearer to the actual light by which we cruised πŸ™‚

Commuters - I don't think they notices us gliding by below....

Commuters – I don’t think they notices us gliding by below….

Looking back up Bow Creek and the massive Crossrail works...

Looking back up Bow Creek and the massive Crossrail works…

The big river ahead...

The big river ahead…

The dawn on the horizon - it was a great time to be cruising east (-ish)...

The dawn on the horizon – it was a great time to be cruising east (-ish)…

Wonder what it looks like from up there - I'll show you later :-)

Wonder what it looks like from up there – I’ll show you later πŸ™‚

"Rosy fingered dawn"...

“Rosy fingered dawn”…

Converging contrails - it felt as if the world was coming to life as we cruised...

Converging contrails – it felt as if the world was coming to life as we cruised…

Thames Barrier - the sun was rising now...

Thames Barrier – the sun was rising now…

Priceless...

Priceless…

Living London...

Living London…

Turning towards the Royal Docks - there's still a long way to go though..

Turning towards the Royal Docks – there’s still a long way to go though..

The sunrise...

The sunrise…

In the QUARTER lock at the Royal Docks - still quite roomy though..

In the QUARTER lock at the Royal Docks – still quite roomy though..

The end of the runway at City Airport...

The end of the runway at City Airport… and yes you do get this close

There's nothing like racing a plane down the runway......

There’s nothing like racing a plane down the runway……

The Royal Docks are vast - such fun to cruise this close to an airport...

The Royal Docks are vast – such fun to cruise this close to an airport…

Almost there - that's Excel on the right...

Almost there – that’s Excel on the right…

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