Having not much else on Loupie and I went for a walk to Camden, Starting from Stratford Underground station, we had hoped to take the Greenway. and join up with the canal; however there was a slight diversion required.
Stratford end facing west; oh and while we are standing her looking at this; how is this for joined up thinking?
Yep to go from one entrance of the Greenway to the other crossing a road; rather than putting the crossing between them; they forgot to put a crossing there, the crossing is about 100m south; so thats an extra walk / cycle for people who are using the preferred traffic free route. ah well that is typical joined up thinking from a councel.
I think this is the ‘Old River Lee’ there are far to many parts of it to make sense all the time
Olympic park from the Greenway diversion
Part of the ‘View Tube’ on the Greenway, the entire thing is made out of Shipping Containers,
Views of the Olympic Park from View Tube
At the top of the view tube is a viewing platform (well I guess its what its there for) underneath is an expensive coffee shop (well it is 1. The Olympic Park; 2. London)
more views of the park
also in the top level is a class room
Leaving the Greenway we move onto the River Lee; well we would have done had the tow path not been closed.
Awsome Tree house overlooking the Canal
Us joining the Regents Canal
Loupie trying to avoid the sun, so factor 500000 and a hat… oh and she survived 😀
Boats up by Victoria Park
Haggerston Gas works, not far from here, we came across the Sandwich Barge. We have had a nice refreshing OJ from her before; Lorraine is awesome and friendly; stop at her barge and have a tea, or drink; oh and some cake is good too 😀
Just Googling her quickly has shown that some people at British Waterways were not happy; but its lovely that she is still around.
Awesome name for a geeky boat; (we have no idea if she is a geeks boat).
CHUG (Canals in Hackney Users Group) at Kingsland Basin
Ruth was feeling a bit thirsty; and had had enough of walking, we stopped at The Stags Head, this quiet little pub serves real ale cider; They didn’t serve Strongbow, only real cider (two kinds).
Ruth Boat name spotting again