Limehouse (Again)

On the Friday we realised that from Broxbourne we could make Limehouse Basin in a day's cruising. The weather was sunny and fine and we didn't get the heavy rain showers that we had going north.

A Boaty McBoatface

We passed the above interestingly named boat. I suppose it had to happen with all the media interest in naming the NERC polar research ship. I missed this boat going north since the name is on the stern. I don't suppose we will see a flurry of boats named David Attenborough.

Waterside Cafe at Stonebridge Lock

Reproduction Thames Barges as Floating Offices near Tottenham

Close to Tottenham I had chance to take a closer look at the two reproduction barges that are offices. The sailing barge blog has some details of their construction. 

June on the move

Further downstream the Yorkshire short boat June was on the move - a great sight.

Three Mills

We passed Three Mills, not wishing to stop this time, but there was still no space for mooring. The same boats were moored on the 24 hr visitor moorings from 4 days earlier, including a large widebeam. It doesn't look like the moorings are being monitored. 

Passing the entrance to Bow Creek

Modern housing along the Limehouse Cut

Converted factory on Limehouse Cut

We finally moored up at Limehouse at 6:30 PM with the moorings completely free. 

Albert arrives in Limehouse Basin 
(image from Matt Cannon)

Moored up for the night in Limehouse

It appears that in the early morning of Friday there had been a small disturbance by the visitor moorings and a naked man was arrested by police. We had a quiet night and there wasn't a repeat incident the next morning.

Police approaching naked man on the Limehouse Basin Visitor Moorings
(image from Matt Cannon)