It’s great to be back in Islington. I drove here on Sunday with Emina and her husband Darko along for the ride. We started in Paddington basin, left the Grand Union for the Regent’s Canal and Emina took the wheel to drive through the park, past some rather posh homes.
Emina quickly got the hang of driving and without a single bump took us past the zoo and on to Camden market for lunch.
We opened a couple of bottles of mulled wine and carried on. Driving through the kilometre long Islington Tunnel was spooky enough but illuminated by the headlight was what appeared to be a tiny toy skeleton hung from the roof. Quite surreal.
Islington’s got one of the safest moorings in London. At night a section of the canal from the lock to the tunnel is locked behind secure gates and only accessible to boaters. With that and the shops and train station conveniently nearby, I might as well get comfortable here for a couple of weeks.