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3 - Thames Tideway and Bow Creek, Royal Docks to Bow Locks.

Wednesday 18th January 2006

Neil and Peter Wright arrived early at Victoria Dock. Neil changed the fuel filters on NB Earnest and Peter did a spot of shopping. Trevor Burridge arrived not long before departure at 13:00. It was an amble through the Docks. We visited the still un-developed Pontoon Dock and managed to do most of King George V Dock, before being recalled by the Harbour Master! All 7 boats rafted up in the small outer section of the lock and awaited the last of the flood tide. Departure was at 14:40, arrived Bow Locks at 14:30. We teamed up with NB Fulbourne again and went to the London Canal Centre visitor mooring (Islington was rather full) via River Lee and Hertford Union. Pub in the evening.

Thursday 19th January 2006

Earlyish departure at 07:40. Poled our way out to avoid waking up the neighbours with the bowthruster! Little Venice (pass) at 09:15. Stopped for a spot of shopping at Tesco Bulls Bridge at 12:40 - 12:50. Arrival back at Harefield at 15:45.

Click Here for a link to the Royal Docks Management Authority website.

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Bow Creek, dried out at low water. Picture taken from Canning Town Station.

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The end of Victoria Dock.

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The end of Victoria Dock.

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Our moorings at the end of Victoria Dock.

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Our moorings at the end of Victoria Dock.

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Neil changes the fuel filters on NB Earnest.

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Departure.

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Victoria Dock.

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Victoria Dock. Excel exhibition centre.

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Victoria Dock. Excel exhibition centre. (Photo Tim Lewis)

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Victoria Dock. Excel exhibition centre.

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Victoria Dock. The Sunborn Yacht Hotel. NB Earnest has just turned into the Pontoon Dock. (Photo Tim Lewis)

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Pontoon Dock.

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Pontoon Dock.

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Pontoon Dock. (Photo Tim Lewis)

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Pontoon Dock.

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NB Earnest exiting the Pontoon Dock. (Photo Tim Lewis)

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Victoria Dock.

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Victoria Dock.

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Connaught Crossings. Entering Royal Albert Dock.

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Connaught Crossings. Royal Albert Dock.

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Royal Albert Dock. London City Airport to the right.

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Royal Albert Dock.

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Looking back down Royal Albert Dock.

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Royal Albert Dock.

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Royal Albert Dock.

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Royal Albert Dock. (Photo Tim Lewis)

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Royal Albert Dock. Gallions Marina in the old Albert Basin.

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Heading through Airport Gap to the King George V Dock.

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Heading through Airport Gap to the King George V Dock. (Photo Tim Lewis)

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Looking back at Airport Gap.

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King George V Dock.

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King George V Dock.

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King George V Dock. (Photo Tim Lewis)

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King George V Dock. (Photo Tim Lewis)

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King George V Dock. The crew of NB Earnest have lunch on the move. (Photo Tim Lewis)

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Bascule Bridge and entrance to King George V Lock.

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King George V Lock.

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King George V Lock.

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King George V Lock.

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King George V Lock.

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King George V Lock. (Photo Tim Lewis)

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Outer gates King George V Lock.

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Departure from King George V Lock.

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Departure from King George V Lock.

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Departure from King George V Lock. (Photo Tim Lewis)

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Departure from King George V Lock.

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Out on the Thames Tideway, tussling with the Woolwich Ferries. (Photo Tim Lewis)

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Tate and Lyle, Silvertown. (Photo Tim Lewis)

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Tate and Lyle, Silvertown. ((Photo Tim Lewis)

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Thames Flood Barrier. (Photo Tim Lewis)

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Trevor Burridge, Peter Wright and Neil. (Photo Tim Lewis)

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(Photo Tim Lewis)

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One of these tugs used to be captained by Trevor's dad!

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Approaching Bow Creek.

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Approaching Bow Creek.

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Approaching Bow Creek. (Photo Tim Lewis)

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NB Earnest entering  Bow Creek. (Photo Tim Lewis)

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The light ship and round the world lifeboat at Bow Creek mouth.

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Looking back at the Dome. (Photo Tim Lewis)

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Bow Creek. (Photo Tim Lewis)

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Bow Creek. (Photo Tim Lewis)

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Bow Creek. (Photo Tim Lewis)

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NB Earnest waits for Bow Lock. (Photo Tim Lewis)

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Bow Lock.

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NB Earnest below Old Ford Lock on the Regents Canal. (Photo Tim Lewis)

The Tour Continues...


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