One of the more striking sights on the Paddington Branch of the Grand Union Canal is a survival capsule from a decommissioned oil platform.
It has the less-than-snappy name 211/27A and comes from the North West Hutton rig, eighty miles from the Shetland Islands.
It's designed to hold 60 people. I wonder if they've tried it!
On the River Lee navigation we saw another apparently self-righting boat. Laika was tied up just north of Tottenham Lock.
I haven't been able to find out anything about this boat.
A Very Busy Couple of Weeks! - [image: b2e325fb-522c-4e37-9444-8028a569d27f] A short while back we went “over the river” (the R. Erwell) to neighbouring Salford to pay our respects at ...
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