Passed today through the locks at Camden and St Pancras then arrived at Battlebridge Basin. Took a chance and drove right in, hoping that the mooring outside the London Canal Museum would be free. Couldn’t help boasting as I maneuvered in perfectly, letting the breeze gently push the boat for the last few yards. (Let’s draw a veil over the departure except to say that no I wasn’t drunk and no antique tugs were actually damaged).
It’s a smaller museum than I expected but well worth a look round. It has the added interest of having once been an ice cream maker’s warehouse and retains a huge well where ice was once stored. They have a programme of interesting talks and walks and if you can’t actually visit the museum at least take a look at their website and its temporary exhibitions.
Leaving London Canal museum, I drove through Islington tunnel
At 960 yards it’s London’s longest tunnel. As we reached the other end the driver of a waiting boat shouted out:
That’s a record. Slowest ever through the tunnel.
Ended up in Angel as evening fell.