Through Islington tunnel

We went through the Islington Tunnel, 960 yards long, running under Chapel Market.





…and then lunch at the Narrowboat near City Road Basin, once a traditional pub but now a restaurant with bar. Here are five of the crew back in the cockpit getting ready to head for Hackney.

The area round City Road basin is being transformed:

Past Kingsland Basin – a few years ago a rather scruffy basin full of narrowboats, now a smart new development of flats with the narrowboats moored neatly to new pontoons – and on to Broadway Market, which has bars, bookshops and small restaurants. We moored by a graffiti-strewn wall close to the bridge.
Good dinner in The Dove, a pub on Broadway Market with the longest list of beers (mainly Belgian) I have ever seen. They do moules frites among other dishes. Will and Faye joined us after dinner and came back to the boat for a drink.
Forward lavatory pump not working – the bane of all boating holidays.

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