As you must be aware by now, I am passionate about London and this was a fabulous way of approaching it. Passing many landmarks, old warehouses, factories, ports areas, cranes and so much more besides.
This is the Queen Elizabeth ll bridge that joins Essex with Kent at Dartford
I've only ever seen the Thames Barrier on the tv and it was fascinating to cruise past
Next came the O2 centre and the Emirates cable cars which takes you from one side to the other side of the river - a ride upon which is definitely on my wish list!
This is the Greenwich Maritime Centre and Royal Observatory
The Cutty Sark standing proudly in the background
When you are in the City you can never actually see the skyline and this was great to see it as we approached London
Again, Docklands is so vast that you can never appreciate it when walking about
Steaming towards Tower Bridge was just the most thrilling experience
and such excitement when it was opened for us to pass through
Once in the Pool of London we had a half an hour moored up before leaving
So what better way of spending the time marvelling at the scene around us
This is the Old Custom House which we visited in my last post
And of course the majestic Tower of London - standing dominantly by the Thames
And so, as we steamed past Wapping Steps
we made our way back down the Thames towards home
A perfect day that fulfilled all my expectations.
See you soon x