Feb
2015

Canal / Coast

Canal walk -Maida Vale to Limehouse

Our Canal walk, was just over 9 miles. So not bad for a Sunday stroll the sun shone all day, it was great to feel the sun on our faces.

 

 

 

 

Regemt Camal starting at Maida Vale, finishing at Limehouse

Regent Canal- starting at Maida Vale, finishing at Limehouse

 

We walked past Regents Park Zoo. The Bird Aviary, is situated along side the canal.  

I saw a very sad-looking Pelican/Stork/Heron type bird staring out towards the canal. It had very long legs, & a lengthy beak. It depresses me to see beautiful birds with clipped wings locked in.

 

I’m not in the habit of visiting zoos but when I visited Berlin a couple of years ago for the first time, we had a couple of hours to spare on a Sunday and visited the Zoo. It was heart -wrenching to see a massive Gorilla looking seriously sad and depressed, I’m a massive animal lover and only just getting over my beloved cats passing away just over a year ago. 

 

A very Crowded Canal Walk

Back to my observations about the Canal walk. I have to say it was too narrow and there were: too many joggers/ too many cyclists/too many people generally; particularly as we got to what is now trendy Hackney. Kings Cross is also having a makeover and the joggers still jogged (thud -thud ) over a bouncy type bridge around kings Cross.

This had the effect of us humble walkers hanging on to the rails for dear life. Why can’t the joggers just go to the park!? Annoying people.

 

Back Down the coast Seasalter to Whitstable

This last weekend we walked about 7 and a half miles from Sea Salter to Whitstable. While there we popped into a micro pub called Handsome Sam. I sampled a half of blonde beer and very nice it was too.

The town is charming and we were given flyers to a forthcoming play Anne Frank.

Whitstable a great day out

If you got to Whitstable for lunch time, you could have something to eat, in one of the great cafes or bars. Then a stroll around the harbour, maybe see a play and then get a train back to Victoria.

 

Julie

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