Shoreditch, Bethnal Green, Mile end, Limehouse. You see all sides of the city in terms of wealth and attactiveness.
The weather started off dull and damp and got progressively more wet and windy as we descended the very heavy locks of the Regents Canal. If I wanted to show off the pleasures of boating, today would not have been the day. Salmons Lane lock in the wind and rain is not a good place to be.
Kath and I have a policy of sharing the work of lock operation. She does three, then we change over and I do three and so on. On hard days this makes the work a lot easier. Today Kath drew the short straw, and had I think the hardest locks. Heavy, slippery, and always set against her. Then when she drove the boat, she had the worst wind to cope with.
Never mind. The destination has big rewards.