SATURDAY 30TH MAY 2009
Another lovely day with endless blue skies, only broken by the towers of Canary Wharf. Ryan, who lives under the shadow of the HSBC tower, returned in the morning bearing newspapers and croissants, the later we ate, whilst sitting in the sunshine
The basin is surrounded by an attractive mix of apartment blocks, backed up by the oldest railway viaduct in England, now used by the Docklands Light Railway and moored boats of all descriptions fill the water, from large Dutch barges, ocean going sailing boats, big river cruisers and diminutive narrow boats, like ours.
The lock keeper said it was fine to stay over another night and after the excitement of Friday we had a pleasant day loafing about, soaking up the sun and chatting to other people who had either just come off the Thames or who were contemplating their tidal trip. In the afternoon we took a stroll down to the amazing Canary Wharf development, returning back through all of the old warehouses, now converted into desirable dwellings.