Thank you Katie! This is long overdue, it was such a treat to get the package about a month (or maybe two) ago.... I love my wrist pincushion, I've always wanted one and it's a bonus that it's shaped like the tastiest cephalopod out there.
I started taking the boats from Greenwich to Chelsea everyday while I wait to take my CBT.
Tate Modern from the Clipper (taken a few days ago before the installation on the front)
Change at Embankment Pier for the John Harriet. The Harriet is a much smaller boat and seems to only stop at Chelsea, Embankment and Blackfriars. It's usually run by a team of two, sometimes even a team of one. The men who commandeer this boat are by far my favorite sailors on the river.
Good morning Buddha
Good night Chelsea
Good night Parliament.
Good night tourists. Enjoy London and thank you for supporting the British economy - come again!
I'd never paid much attention to the river; it only served as a murky divide between Londoners. Traversing the river daily has radically switched my perception of the Thames. The Thames is vibrant and alive; being a tidal river it's never the same two days in a row. Boats of all kinds exist; longboats used as residences, large ships used as floating restaurants, old barges, large cruise ships, kayaks, row boats, tall ships and lasers.
Traveling by boat was not the cheapest, nor quickest mode of transit to get where I needed to go. I haven't fully admitted to myself how much I was spending daily (it was a silly amount) and from Brockley it meant I was commuting four hours a day. The decision to travel by boat was made because it was by far the least stressful and I knew it was temporary until I got my Scooter sorted out. Boats are calming and I enjoyed listening to my podcasts of NPR (yes, I have a podcast crush on Ira Plato).
Tomorrow I'm taking my CBT which means that as of Tuesday I should be finding my own way to work on the back of a scooter, I'll miss the boats.