I can't quite remember how many times we have done this wonderful soothing boat ride from Little Venice to Camden Market. Got to be at least 6 times. We picked a perfect day and set off around 10am. Camden Market itself should be avoided at all costs on the weekends - well, that's if you want to avoid being squashed, unable to find a chair to sit on, and wait longer for food in a queue. We went on a Friday and leave you to decide if it was crowded or not.
bjd - I have that book too! It's a lovely story and one that inspires me to one year take a road trip as near to the canal as possible - done narrow boating and as lovely as it is, can get very hairy at times. We're too old now - bones and muscles not so hot.
No, we did not buy any but spoke to the South African lady cooking the curry - made her give me a sample - then told her she had made it far too mild. But then she is not cooking for us, she is selling it to folks who have never eaten a full blown Durban curry in all its delicious hotness! It has to be full of flavour and blimming hot. Sweat beads must appear on ones nose, top lip and finally your brow. Kerouac you know what I mean...
Lola, if I were 40 years younger I would be in those shoes like Flint!
Simply enchanting Tod. I could easily have eaten my way around the globe, done a wee bit of shopping, tacky though much appears to be. Something for everyone. The best part, the boat ride. You folks are living well dear. I'm so envious. Thanks for sharing this.
Thank you all. Kerouac you would definitely find the boat ride enchanting. As you arrive at the narrow boat basin look across at the island covered in Willow trees. Lord Byron loved it so much he used to compose some of his works there. I'm sure his shoes weren't covered in duck shit as they would be today!
Before or after - depending on which journey you pick ( there or back), one can sit above the tunnel of Warwick Avenue at a nice restuarant and gaze down at the boats. I did this with my mum and remember her blouse sleeve being caught up in her plate of tomato soup......What a clean up job! ( I love and miss you my darling mom. xxx).