In my last post detailing my recent cruise on Indigo Dream we were just entering the Thames from the Lea. We soon passed under the Emirates Airline cable cars.
In the photo below you can see three of the narrowboats in our convoy of seven.
It probably wasn't quite as dramatic as I've tried to make it sound, and I'm sure the ferry captains are used to small boats mucking about in front of them. But it was a relief to have that bit of the journey behind us.
And where are the photographs, you ask? Photos? You must be joking! I was steering! If you want photos you'll have to wait for them to come out in Canal Boat magazine. Deputy editor Martin Ludgate was following the convoy's progress from the bank, and had hopped on one of the ferries to take some photos from its unique vantage point. There'll be more about Martin later.
Now I must read what Richard has written about this trip in Indigo Dream's blog ...
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