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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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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Relief for pressurised Regent’s Canal towpath?

Today (2nd Sept) a leaflet dropped through the letter box. It details plans for a East-West cycle superhighway. Clearly this could provide some partial relief for the oversubscribed Regent’s Canal towpath route when one considers this along with the Barking to Tower Gateway route. The two routes combined would provide a through cycle route from Barking to Little Venice and […]

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Penguins on the Regent’s Canal!

Penguins can currently be seen by the Regent’s Canal! These cut-out penguins, apparently created by someone from the London Zoo, can be seen adjacent to the Primrose Hill bridge in Regent’s Park. I was a bit late on the scene because by the time I took pictures several of the penguins had run into the ground (fallen over! or pilfered?) […]

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Regent’s Canal Rainbow

Caught under the bridge alongside the Regent’s Canal as it pours with rain. A lovely rainbow soon shows up! The rainbow was actually a double one, the other bit was right out of the lens’ field. The location of picture is Cumberland Turn in Regent’s Park, near Camden, London.

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Hampstead Road Lock

This weekend there’s been an open day at Hampstead Road lock (its ‘Camden lock’ to most people.) These pics shows our visit inside the lock chamber. General view of Hampstead Road locks A bright sun & dark lock chamber made it difficult to balance picture contrast! Looking down the temporary steps into the lock chamber. The locks were built about […]

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Thoughts on Canalival (derived from LC’s tweets 7 June 2013)

The following is London Canals’ tweets posted on 7th June 2013. These have been ordered correctly and extra info has been added where necessary. The big issue with Canalival is endemic of a throw-away society. Hundreds of dinghies & thousands of bottles etc dumped in canal.When a big event’s underway there’ll be litter issues. One only has to look at […]

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Regent’s Canal – Mare Street to Limehouse

Gasometers near Mare Street, Hackney Busy summer scene by Northiam Street Boats and cyclists by Bonner Hall bridge in Victoria Park Old Ford Lock – 10pm at night! The Bow Heritage Trail includes this section of the Regents Canal as well as the adjacent Hertford Union Canal, which branches off below Old Ford Lock. Mile End, Johnsons, Salmon and Limehouse […]

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