Autumnal impressions from Homerton

It was getting cold now as can be seen in the photos above, nights were nippy. Still during the day the sun managed to come out and did light magic inside the boat:

The birds gathered and discussed it seemed. Was there another storm on its way? Was this the sign? Autumn at its best with a number of storms criss-crossing the UK.

And so it was, the second storm coming down on us. It’s a different matter to experience wind on a boat, even if it’s on a narrow water way, it pulls on the ropes, things fly through the air if not tied down, even to keep the camera steady is a little bit challenging.


Journey to Homerton


This is a trip of 1 mile, 2¼ furlongs from Turnover Bridge No 19 to Marshgate Bridge No 15 travelling southeast on the Lee and Stort Navigation (River Lee: commercial section).

This will take 20 minutes.


Lee and Stort Navigation (River Lee: commercial section)
From Turnover Bridge No 19 to:
Marshgate Bridge No 15

1 mile, 2¼ furlongs, 0 locks


Total distance is 1 mile, 2¼ furlongs and 0 locks.

This is made up of 1 mile, 2¼ furlongs of commercial waterways.

This will take 20 minutes. For initial calculation purposes (before adjusting for such things as overnight stops) this is taken as 1 day of 20 minutes.


On the way to Upper Clapton

It was a misty London day and on our journey to Upper Clapton we passed Springfield Marina and saw this:

A large traditional barge, quite possibly with fixed mooring. In London.

That looks tempting. Shall we? As in calling and ask for the price? We did and the asking price was £150’000, too much for us at the moment. Financing a boat is way more difficult than a house, you don’t get a penny from the banks for a barge. So we had to let go off this fantasy immediately and stick to our Quintessence.