The duckweed war is lost!

Usually duckweed is seen on the canals during the middle of the summer season. This year its been the first for a very very long time duckweed has extended right into the end of the summer season, its now September and this is one of the thickest carpets of the green stuff so far known! It seems the reason is […]

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Coot survivor

A few weeks ago I blogged on the Canalway Cavalcade, with pics of the two baby coots on the rear of Dutch barge Zonnestraal. See Chicks, dogs & paddle boarders at Little Venice & More from Little Venice…. Sadly it seems one of the baby coots has been lost. Perhaps it fell into the water. Or vandals even – an all too […]

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Kirk returns to Tarporley

Yesyerday I went along the Regent’s Canal to King’s Cross and the west portal of Islington tunnel. When I approached the tunnel portal two boats were emerging. The second happened to be Tarporley. Tarporley emerges from Islington tunnel in the evening of 16 May 2015 I was surprised when I saw who the skipper was, its about 25 years since […]

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More from Little Venice….

Back in Little Venice during that latter part of this afternoon and I discover 1) more dogs with hats 2) its feeding time for the babe coots 3) a famous monument is a loo/storage facility 4) and it’s boats, flowers that wrap up the day! The monument commemorates Robert Browning however its unattractive despite being in a prominent part of […]

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Chicks, dogs & paddle boarders at Little Venice

Saturday: Some more pics from Little Venice 🙂 The baby coots in the pool are perhaps the most popular attraction at this weekend’s Cavalcade! I would not assume the paddleboarders went through the tunnel – they could have perhaps done so by waiting for an eastbound boat and then trailing behind it (even tho the rules technically dont allow it!) […]

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Paddington Bears by the canal

The Paddington Bears by the canal in…. Paddington, London, W2! All of them! There are quite a number of Paddington Bears around Paddington to commemorate the new Paddington Bear film starring Hugh Bonneville. This features all of the Paddington Bears to be found in Paddington, W2, with a particular focus on those that are sited by Paddington Basin/Grand Union/Regent’s Canal. […]

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Lee Navigation scenes

I recently took a walk along the Lee Navigation in North East London. This part river/part canal route extends from the Thames to Hertford, a distance of over 27 miles and opened to commercial craft in the 1770’s. Despite the day being wet, the rain cleared up in the late afternoon and a glorious sky made for some nice photo opportunities. Some may […]

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