Tuesday, 28 September 2010

St. Pancras trains, lock and cruising club

15th August 2010

I suppose I shouldn't have been surprised to see the Eurostar train at St. Pancras. Eurostar moved its London terminus there from Waterloo in November 2007.

It does seem odd, though, that trains to France have to go north from the station! (The line then goes east to Stratford before diving under the Thames and heading for Folkestone.)

Continuing east on the Regents Canal we came to St. Pancras Lock, with the wooden clubhouse of the St. Pancras Cruising Club.

We would be joining a SPCC organised cruise on the Thames tideway later in the holiday. At this stage I didn't know if we had to meet here for the safety briefing. We didn't.

Jan steering Willow through St. Pancras Lock - the clubhouse is in the background

1 comment:

James said...

We stayed for one night at the lock opposite SPCC on our original epic cruise, after the propshaft came disconnected for the second time.

Those Eurostars aren't half loud!