24th August 2016 Limehouse to Teddington

Published: Thursday, 25 August 2016
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Limehouse to TeddingtonSo yesterday we braved the tidal Thames from Limehouse to Teddington through the heart of London under Tower Bridge and past the Houses of Parliament. The first bit of the trip sharing the river with the high speed ferries (Clippers) the construction traffic for Crossrail and the waste barges was the most challenging, and the water through the pool of London supprisingly choppy as you can see from the video.

Further up the river at Richmond we pass the Royal Parks and through the half tide barrage to eventually arrive at Teddington.

We locked out of Limehouse at just after 15:00 and arrived at Teddington at 19:00 to find the place rammed with boats waiting for Thursdays morning tide to travel down to a rally in the East India docks.  We eventually found a mooring on the outside of three other narrow boats, and when we arrived back after dinner found another widebeam moored on the outside of us so 5 abreast.

Video below.

This morning (Thursday) we were woken at 6:30AM by the boat inside of us wanting to leave, so have to shuffle boats around to let them out.

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