|C&RT volunteer taking license numbers at 7.15am|
|The boat blocking us on the move after Ian hailed them just after 7am.|
|I like flowers on the roof but how on earth would the helmsman be able to see over the top of this boat when moving.|
|Rubbish removed from prop from Diesel boat Baron. He came by yesterday afternoon and filled our tank at 91p a ltr|
|Working boat Baron.|
|Heading along the Regents canal.|
|London Zoo is next door to the canal. I only got a couple of photos of the these birds.|
All to soon we made it to Camden Town and the first lock of the day Hampstead Road locks. This has two double locks and both were in our favour. We choose the left hand side but on hindsight we should have taken the R. The balance beam on the left are designed for dwarfs and really hard to close. You almost have to get on your knees to close them. The R side has proper height beams.
Next lock, Hawley lock in Camden Town, confused the hell out of me. My mind started playing tricks when I could see the lock ahead with the gate open but next to it appeared to be another way through. The view from the boat as well as the low sun in my eyes gave me a false sense of being able to bypass the lock completely as these pictures show.
|Me in the lock waiting to go down. Next to it looks as if one could go straight through without bothering with the locks!|
|View taken on the exit portal of Islington Tunnel|
|No way was he going to make it through in one piece.|
|To get free they had to push hard on the bridge roof, move as far to the towpath side as possible and inch forward bit by bit. Lady Elanor stuck behind.|
|Free at last to be confronted by a load of canoeist.|
|Moored by Victoria Park.|
|Billy no mates!|