Lea Valley Walk – Part 1

Next walk with the London Appreciation Society (LAS) – Lea Valley. Again we are doing the walk in reverse… No we are not walking backwards, but starting at the end, then heading to the start. The reason for this, members of the LAS have done the walk before, many years ago, so want to do it differently. The same thing was done with the recently completed London LOOP walk.

The walk took us from Canning Town station, through the Bow Creek Ecological Park, along East India Dock Basin, to see the Victoria Quay monument, then back over to the London City Island, where there is London’s American Diner (Fatboy’s) and London’s only Lighthouse. Finally back to Il Bianco – City Island Grocer for lunch, and back to the Canning Town station.

Family Holiday – Canal Trip – Warwickshire Ring – Part 1

Yes, we have taken a holiday. Don’t faint. But yeah, well, we just hired a boat and attempted to do the Warwickshire Ring. We made it. We weren’t sure we would. There were some long days, and one day was chucking it down with rain, that was very miserable. But we did it. About 104 miles and 116 locks. Not the automatic river locks, these were the canal manual ones. Mostly I was driving, and the others did the locks. Everyone did have a go at both driving and locks. We went along the following canals: Grand Union, Birmingham & Fazeley, Coventry, and Oxford canals.

Here are some of the images we took. Hope you like them. Enjoy.

London Appreciation Society – Royal London Parks Walk

Now that we’ve finished the London LOOP, it was decided that we’d walk the Royal London Parks Walk. This month, we covered Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, and then headed to Paddington, and walked along the canal seeing Little Venice.


London LOOP – Gordon Hill to Cockfosters

Our final leg of the London LOOP walk. The path totals 154 miles. It has taken us 3 years to complete it, there are 18 sections, and we’ve been doing 1/2 a section each month. Now we can finally say that we’ve completed all of them. We have been doing the LOOP anticlockwise. Normally it is done clockwise, but the group we were with (London Apreciation Society) have did it 10 years ago the right way around, so this time they wanted to do it the other way for variety.

Below are some pictures of our final section, Gordon Hill to Cockfosters. There are some Infrared pictures, just because I like the difference it makes.

London LOOP – Havering Att Bower to Chigwell

Another LOOP walk, without the LAS group as they have been walking mid week as there have been so much disruption on the rail these days with weekend works. We drove round there, and did the walk on our own. Fantastic day, sunny, blue skies and pretty dry paths, with little mud around. Even met Daisy the cow. :o) If you think some of the colours have gone a bit wierd one a few of these pictures, that’s because I took two cameras, one was converted to Infrared, so those colours are in a different colour spectrum.