We spent a night in London after the launch of the Stanley Spencer anthology at Cookham Festival last Friday. We really enjoyed the atmosphere of Camden Lock, with its barges coming and going.
Two Canada Geese swam round the corner towards us while we were watching the barges.
renowned for its ravens, which on this occasion we failed to see.
We joined the queue for the Thames Clipper, and I was interested to note how much wildlife had been crammed onto this board... I expect some of the species live further up river, near the mouth. I'm sure we all associate the Thames with eels, but photos of the seahorse and water vole caught my eye.
We had to wait for a while, but it was not too long before we were heading upstream to Greenwich...
...where we enjoyed a rather damp picnic lunch beside the Cutty Sark.