Saturday, November 29, 2014

Basins (3) : Coventry

Also the terminus of the canal is the fine basin at Coventry.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Canal side tower

One of the more striking canal side buildings around, this one in Nottingham.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Both Ends (5) : Limehouse Cut

The Limehouse Cut is a short canal in East London that connects the Lee Navigation to the Regent's Canal at Limehouse Basin. The canal begins (or ends depending on your point of view) at Bow Locks.
It then travels 2 miles through Tower Hamlets until it meets the Regent's Canal at Limehouse Basin which is where the canal joins the Thames. Originally the Limehouse Cut connected directly onto the Thames but that was changed in 1968 because of the need to replace the river lock. Instead a new short length of canal was built to connect the Limehouse Cut to Limehouse Basin allowing traffic to use the river lock there instead.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Return to Hatton

Its been a while since i've visited the Grand Union Canal at Hatton, which is strange as its so easy to get to from the railway station (literally crossing a road) and there is a lot to see. I went up the towpath as far as Shrewley tunnel, so ground covered before but somewhat haunting in the mist and fog that was plaguing Warwickshire yesterday. You can see my photos here.


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

No gas

A gas holder that overlooks the Regent's Canal in King's Cross.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Tram over waters

A Nottingham Tram over the Nottingham Canal in ..er.. Nottingham.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Nottingham Canal

Its always nice to visit a canal i haven't been to before. Today it was the Nottingham Canal, a short canal which is part of the River Trent navigation these days and flows through the town. Now it is just over a mile long and links the Trent to the Lenton Chain though originally the canal went up to the Cromford Canal at Langley Mill. You can see my photos here.