Saturday, May 25, 2013

Further Afield

Today we went on 7.5 mile with the group Walk London.  The walk began at Tottenham Hale Station and ended at Limehouse Station.
It followed along the River Lee / Lee Canal has it headed south toward the Thames River. 

The beginning of the walk was quite idyllic.  The Lee was lined with house boats and Hasidic Jewish families out on a Sabbath morning stroll.

We walked along the Walthamstow Marshes to the  Middlesex Filter Beds, then to the Hackney Marshes, and on to London's 2012 Olympic Park.

It was the perfect place to see wildflowers.

The day was mild and pleasant.

It was nice to see large green open spaces.

Besides the houseboats, the Lee was full of kayaks.

There were also a series of locks along the way.

And birds!
Mute Swans, and Magpies, Coots, and Herons, Cormorants, and Moorhens.
Herring Gulls, Song Thrushes, Canada Geese and Green Woodpeckers.

This was my favorite art installation along the way.

It is called 'Rise and Shine Magic Fish'.

Isn't that an iconic English scene?  Cricket!

Here's a look at the Olympic Stadium.

I enjoyed watching the boats and birds along the canal.

There was a nice area to rest at Three Mills.

The Mill was quite picturesque.
It looked back upon some disused gas storage areas.

We ended at Limehouse...

...where these two houseboats were festooned with flowers.


Giovanna said...

What a charming walk - lovely shots!

Margaret said...

Love it!! That's a nice long walk, scenic and beautiful!

CalamityJr said...

What a wonderful time you're having and sharing. Thank you. I must admit that, while I know some birds are the same, I'm impressed that you can identify all those varities you saw way across the pond from home.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

What a great way to see new places and sights. The selection of birds you saw was quite impressive. I'm glad you had a fairly mild day for your walk, at least it was an improvement on your rainy day yesterday.

backporchcarver said...

I am really enjoying your posts, I look forward to them every day.

cucki said...

So much fun..thank you for sharing x

Barb said...

Just a beautiful walk. I would have been tired by the end!

Vickie said...

Wow! You got your exercise that is for sure.

Melanie said...

What fun! I *LOVE* walks like that.