Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Bulls Bridge to London.

Tuesday was  one of those cold grey ‘missley’ days as we set off from Bulls Bridge up the Paddington Arm.

IMG_0002 Engineers Wharf We passed many wharves which were probably bustling with activity in the past. Like Engineers Wharf, many of them have been made into residential complexes now.

IMG_0010 Footbridge         IMG_0011 feeding time

This new footbridge was a complicated metal structure, put in ahead of yet another new development. Someone didn’t finish their sandwiches at lunchtime and flung then into the canal causing birdie mayhem. We passed over the buzz of traffic on The North Circular Aqueduct which also passes over the River Brent.     

IMG_0019 autumn leaves IMG_0018 Kensal Green gasometer

The trees are beginning to change into their Autumnal colours in places. This stretch of the canal is a very industrious area still, with Acton Power Station, Old Oak Wharf recycling centre, Old Oak Common Railway Depot (a sort of graveyard for trains) and North Pole where Euro Star trains are maintained. The three gasometers seemed to be rather low. (No it’s no leaning that was me). We then passed Kensal Green Cemetery where Isambard Kingdom Brunel is a permanent resident.

IMG_0025  canoe storage idea This is where the old and the new can be seen together. I like the canoe stored on the wall overhanging the canal, I wonder if it gets launched from up there? There’s no prize for guessing how many chimneys are atop this row of houses though!

IMG_0029 Gone

Someone was having a smashing time today and completely demolished this little hut while we were cruising slowly past.

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