On Saturday we had such lovely weather, S and I decided it would be perfect for a walk.
For a while we've been planning to walk along Regent's Canal, but the bad weather has put us off. Now that spring seems to have arrived to stay, we were able to walk the route we had planned weeks ago.
We started at Angel, Islington, and headed down the canal tow path. The sun was shining and there were some lovely blossom trees. I couldn't resist frequent stops to take pictures, which I'm afraid added rather to the length of the walk!
We also stopped along the tow path to watch one of the locks in operation as two canal boats passed through.
As you can see there was so much sunlight that a few of my pictures came out rather over-exposed! Still, it was lovely to feel the sun's warmth on our faces again after such a long, cold winter.
The walk took us through Shoreditch, Bethnal Green and Mile End. We passed parks, industrial areas, back gardens and many many colourful houseboats - even one with a tea room inside (sadly not open when we passed) and one selling second hand books from the deck!
After about 2 hours and 4 miles of walking, we made it to Limehouse Basin, and stopped off at a lovely pub, The Grapes. The Grapes has a little terrace at the back which overlooks the river Thames - the view from the terrace shown in the pictures above.
We sat basking in the sun, enjoying some cold drinks and the sound of the waves lapping against the shingle.
It was definately the best day of the year so far!
Hope you enjoyed your weekend too!
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